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Definition 1: a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky - [noun denoting object]

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(phosphorus is a kind of ...) (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

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(phosphorus is a kind of ...) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

(... is made of the substance phosphorus) a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus

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