phospho-, phosph-, phosphoro-, phosphor- +

(Greek: light, light bringer, shine; morning star; a nonmetallic chemical element that ignites when exposed to air)

Pertaining to or of the nature of a phosphorus; phosphorescent.
Yielding or containing phosphorus.
1. Poisoning caused by long-term exposure to phosphorus.
2. A diseased state of the system caused by phosphorus; chronic phosphorus poisoning.
1. To combine or impregnate with phosphorus.
2. To make phosphorescent; to cause to phosphoresce.
A substance that allows the phenomenon of phosphorescence when it is combined with another substance, as manganese combined with zinc sulfide.
A form of hydrolysis in which a bond in an organic molecule is broken and an inorganic phosphate group becomes attached to one of the atoms previously linked.
1. An apparatus for observing and measuring the duration of phosphorescence in such substances that emit light for a very short period.
2. A scientific toy consisting of an arrangement of glass tubes containing various phosphorescent substances, each of which glows with a different colored light.
Relating to phosphorus with a valence state lower than that of the phosphorus ion or radical in an analogous phosphoric compound.
1. In astronomy, the ancient Greek name for the planet Venus when seen as a morning star.
2. A solid, nonmetallic element existing in one form that is yellow, poisonous, flammable, and luminous in the dark and in another form that is red, less poisonous, and less flammable.
3. Ordinarily, elemental phosphorus occurs as the white form, an exceedingly poisonous. waxy yellowish solid, transparent and colorless if pure and ignites spontaneously in air.
4. Phosphorus is used in matches, fertilizers, pesticides, and various other industrial products; and, it is an essential element of the human diet and is the main component of bones and teeth. It is involved in some form in virtually all processes of metabolism.
phosphorusnecrosis, phosphorus necrosis
In toxicology, ulceration, tissue death, and bone damage in the jaw of an individual who is chronically exposed to yellow (toxic) phosphorus.
A process in which a phosphate group is combined with an organic molecule. It occurs naturally in cellular metabolism.
phosphuresis, phosphuretic, phosphuria
The urinary excretion of phosphorus (phosphates).
1. A phosphate containing an excess of phosphoric acid; an acid phosphate.
2. Full superphosphate of lime: an impure superphosphate of lime prepared by treating bones, coprolites, etc. with sulphuric acid, and used as a manure.
tribophosphorescence (s) (noun), tribophosphorescences (pl)
The production of light by friction or light that has been produced with friction.
tribophosphoroscope (s) (noun), tribophosphoroscopes (pl)
An instrument for examining triboluminescence [glow or emission of light that results from friction or mechanical pressure].

Etymologically related "light, shine, glow" word families: ethero-; fulg-; luco-; lumen-, lum-; luna, luni-; lustr-; phengo-; pheno-; photo-; scinti-, scintill-; splendo-.