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phosphide

[fos-fahyd, -fid] /ˈfɒs faɪd, -fɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group.
Origin of phosphide
1840-1850
1840-50; phosph- + -ide
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Examples from the web for phosphide
  • Instead, the researchers chose other semiconductor materials called indium-gallium-arsenide and indium-phosphide.
  • Similarly, adding nitrogen to a semiconductor such as gallium arsenide phosphide will also give a multi-band semiconductor.
  • Today's commercial lasers are made of compound semiconductors such as indium phosphide.
  • They added a layer of silica, followed by a layer of aluminum around a laser cavity made of indium gallium arsenide phosphide.
  • It's made of indium phosphide, a semiconductor prized for its optical properties.
British Dictionary definitions for phosphide

phosphide

/ˈfɒsfaɪd/
noun
1.
any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element
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phosphide in Medicine

phosphide phos·phide (fŏs'fīd') or phos·phid (-fĭd)
n.
A compound of phosphorus and a more electropositive element or radical.

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