a combining form representing phosphorus, in compound words: phosphoprotein.
Also, especially before a vowel, phosph-.
Compare phosphoro-. Unabridged
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phospho- or (before a vowel) phosph-
combining form
containing phosphorus: phosphocreatine
[from French, from phosphorephosphorus]
phosph- or (before a vowel) phosph-
combining form
[from French, from phosphorephosphorus]

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phospho- or phosph-

  1. Phosphorus: phosphide.

  2. Phosphate: phospholipid.

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