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[fos-fuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fəˌrɛt ɪd/

adjective, Chemistry.
[fos-fyuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fyəˌrɛt ɪd/
adjective, Chemistry.
combined with phosphorus, especially in its lowest valence state.


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