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The use of white phosphorus against civilians is prohibited under international law. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At best this buys time until substantial changes to our use of phosphorus need to be made. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The evidence that white phosphorus shells have been fired as a smoke screen is so compelling that the denials have increasingly lacked credibility. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Of these, calcium and phosphorus are the most important. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)It simply means nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The army has opened its own inquiry into whether white phosphorus shells were used illegally against built-up civilian areas. Times, Sunday Times (2009) White phosphorus is legal if fired as a battlefield smokescreen but it is banned in civilian areas, where its use could constitute a war crime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The main structural minerals are calcium, phosphorus and magnesium - all of which are used to make bones. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)
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British English: phosphorus NOUN
Phosphorus is a poisonous yellowish-white chemical element. It glows slightly, and burns when air touches it.
Definition of phosphorus from the Collins English Dictionary
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