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This 2,000-pound Mk84 bomb comes loaded with a mix of high explosive and white phosphorus.
On average across Europe today, fertilizer contains about 32 milligrams of cadmium per kilogram (mg Cd/kg) of phosphorus, but the level can be as high as 200 mg Cd/kg, depending on where the phosphate rock is mined.
The numbers on a container of fertilizer will tell you the percentages of available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium found in the bag.
Of that group, almonds also contain the highest amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Morels are a good source of Vitamins B and D as well as minerals, including iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and potassium.
Complete spring lawn feedings; select a low- or no-phosphorus fertilizer.
Just seven months after landing, Curiosity analyzed a rock sample that contained sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon—the key chemical ingredients needed to sustain life.
Their proteins, once broken down, provide nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus deficient in the soil.
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Definition of phosphorus for English Language Learners
chemistry : a poisonous chemical element that glows in the dark and burns when it is touched by air
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