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phosphorite

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noun phos·pho·rite \ˈfäs-fə-ˌrīt\

Definition of phosphorite

  1. 1 :  a fibrous concretionary apatite

  2. 2 :  phosphate rock

phosphoritic play \ˌfäs-fə-ˈri-tik\ adjective


1796

First Known Use of phosphorite

1796


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