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noun as in morning star

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Gardening fertilizer contains nitrogen and phosphorus in forms that plant roots can easily slurp up.

This suggested that phosphorus could be a “bottleneck” element for life in the cosmos.

Sewage and agricultural fertilizer are two potent sources of nitrogen and phosphorus.

What’s more, there is no evidence of a recent, large impact that might have enhanced atmospheric phosphorus concentrations.

Phosphine is created from phosphorus with three hydrogen atoms.

The ones that launched phosphorus bombs and used chemical weapons?

The silver rays struck upon their foreheads wet with the vapors of night, and made them like frost seen through phosphorus.

From the amount of phosphorus found there appears to be about one dose of phosphoric acid to a twenty-ounce bottle.

Leading physiologists quite generally agree that phosphorus in the form of glycerophosphates influences metabolism very little.

In its elementary form, phosphorus is difficult to handle, and therefore not convenient for use.

The existence in the system of a form of phosphorus less highly oxidized than the phosphates is unproved.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Phosphorus, such as: daystar, lucifer, phosphor, and venus.

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