Meaning of phosphor

phos•phor

Pronunciation: (fos'fur, -fôr), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a number of substances that exhibit luminescence when struck by light of certain wavelengths, as by ultraviolet.
  2. a phosphorescent substance.
—adj.
  1. phosphorescent.

Phos•phor

Pronunciation: (fos'fur, -fôr), [key]
— n.
  1. the morning star, esp. Venus.

phosphor-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel: phosphorate.
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