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(nou) a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms (nou) a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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They are the phosphorus analogs of carbenes and nitrenes.

This was due to the use of white phosphorus.

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