phosphine etymology

English word phosphine comes from English phosph- ((chemistry) ; used before a vowel.), English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.)

Detailed word origin of phosphine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phosph- English (eng) (chemistry) ; used before a vowel.
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
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).

Words with the same origin as phosphine

Descendants of phosph-
alkylphosphine allenylphosphine allylphosphine aminodiphosphine aminophosphine arylphosphine bisphosphine dichlorophenylphosphine diphosphine ferrocenylphosphine halophosphine iminophosphine organophosphine oxaphosphine phosphinic secondary phosphine silylphosphine triarylphosphine tributylphosphine