What Does Phosphorus Mean?


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The word "phosphorus" is derives from an ancient greek word for "light bearer" because phosphorus emits light.
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The name Phosphorus comes from - In 1669, the German merchant ant amateur - alchemist Henning Brand in Hamburg was the first to obtain Phosphorus.
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The word phosphorus is defined as a chemical element which is non-metallic in nature. It is a highly reactive and poisonous element. It occurs naturally in phosphates. Apatite is a variety of phosphate. Apatite is a translucent substance. It has a waxy texture and is white or yellowish in colour. It is a characterised by a typical smell which is disagreeable and a faint glow.

It is found in various parts of the human body, such as the blood, muscles, nerves, bones and teeth. It is also a component of ATP. ATP is an acronym which stands for adenosine triphosphate. It is the major source of energy for the cells of the human body.

Phosphorus is a mineral which is important for the purpose of production of energy. It helps in the process of building of the bones in the human body and also in the formation of cell membranes and genetic material.

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