phosphorite

noun
phos·​pho·​rite | \ ˈfäs-fə-ˌrīt \

Definition of phosphorite

1 : a fibrous concretionary apatite

Other Words from phosphorite

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

First Known Use of phosphorite

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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