phosphorite

noun phos·pho·rite \ ˈfäs-fə-ˌrīt \

Definition of phosphorite

1 : a fibrous concretionary apatite

phosphoritic

play \ˌfäs-fə-ˈri-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorite

1794

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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