phosphoritic
adjective see phosphorite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Phosphoritic — Phos phor*it ic, a. (Min.) Pertaining to phosphorite; resembling, or of the nature of, phosphorite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphoritic — phos·pho·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • phosphoritic — adjective see phosphorite …   Useful english 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

  • phosphorite — noun Date: 1796 1. a fibrous concretionary apatite 2. phosphate rock • phosphoritic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phosphorite — [fäs′fə rīt΄] n. 1. natural calcium phosphate, similar chemically to apatite but without crystal form 2. a sedimentary PHOSPHATE ROCK phosphoritic [fäs′fərit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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