Phosphorous can refer to: Phosphorous acid; Phosphorous anhydride, see
phosphorus trioxide. See also. Phosphorus, the element. Disambiguation
Phosphorous (note the o in the last syllable) is an adjective meaning (1) of,
relating to, or containing phosphorus, and (2) of or relating to phosphor (
Phosphorous is also present in smaller amounts in cells and tissues throughout
the body. Phosphorus helps filter out waste in the kidneys and plays an essential
The health benefits of phosphorous make it an important constituent of any diet.
Phosphorus is an important constituent of human bones, meaning that it would ...
Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of a person's total body weight. It is
the second most abundant mineral in the body. It is present in every cell of the ...
Phosphorous definition, containing trivalent phosphorus. See more.
Adjective. phosphorous. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus. ...
Usage notes. Do not confuse phosphorous with phosphorus, which is the
Define phosphorous: of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a
valence lower than in phosphoric compounds.
Kidney disease or eating too much phosphorus and not enough calcium can lead
to an excess of phosphorous. However, certain health conditions (such as ...
The correct spelling for the chemical element is phosphorus, while the adjective
meaning 'relating to or containing phosphorus' is spelled phosphorous.