adjective see pellet I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pellet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pelote, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *pilota, diminutive of Latin pila ball Date: 14th century 1. a. a usually small rounded, spherical, or cylindrical body (as of food or medicine) b. a wad of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phosphorite — phosphoritic /fos feuh rit ik/, adj. /fos feuh ruyt /, n. a sedimentary rock sufficiently rich in phosphate minerals to be used as a source of phosphorus for fertilizers. [1790 1800; PHOSPHOR + ITE1] * * * or phosphate rock Rock with a high… …   Universalium

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