organophosphine etymology

English word organophosphine comes from English organo-, English phosphine

Detailed word origin of organophosphine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
organo- English (eng) (chemistry, forms adjectives and nouns, sometimes hyphenated) compounds in which an organic group is attached to an inorganic element or grouping. Organic matter (in the soil, etc.). Organs of the body.
phosphine English (eng) (dyeing) chrysaniline, often in the form of a salt. (inorganic compound, uncountable) a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH3. (organic chemistry, countable) any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR3 (where at least one R is not H).
organophosphine English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any organic phosphine.

Words with the same origin as organophosphine

Descendants of organo-
organoantimony organoborane organoboronic organocalcium organocatalytic organocatalyzed organocesium organochromium organofunctional organogelator organogenetic organohafnium organohalogen organological organomagnesium organometal organomodified organonickel organophosphate organoplastic organosilanol organosilver organosodium organosulfur organoxenon
Descendants of phosphine
hydrophosphination phosphinic phosphinous phosphinyl