Meaning of Homberg's phosphorus in English:

Homberg's phosphorus

noun

  • Fused calcium chloride.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Pemberton (1694–1771), physician and mathematician. From the genitive of the name of Wilhelm Homberg, German chemist, who discovered its phosphorescence in 1693 + phosphorus; compare scientific Latin phosphorus Hombergii.