What does the word phosphoric mean?

Usage examples for phosphoric

  1. Thus I came to know that the beautiful phosphoric light, which I had so often admired before, was caused by animals; for I had no doubt that these were of the same kind as the medusa or jelly- fish, which are seen in all parts of the world. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. All of these results show practically the same condition noted in the other samples of malt beer; that is, a comparatively high protein and phosphoric acid content as compared with beers made in part from rice or corn. – A Study Of American Beers and Ales by L.M. Tolman J. Garfield Riley
  3. In the midst of this immense hall a vast multitude was incessantly passing, who severally kept their right hands on their hearts, without once regarding anything around them; they had all the livid paleness of death; their eyes, deep sunk in their sockets, resembled those phosphoric meteors that glimmer by night in places of interment. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford