Definition of phosphorane in English:

phosphorane

noun

Chemistry
  • A (hypothetical) hydride of pentavalent phosphorus, PH₅; any of a series of (real) compounds regarded as substituted derivatives of this.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). In sense 1 from phosphorus + -ane.

Pronunciation

phosphorane

/ˈfɒsfəreɪn/