Definition of phosphatic in English:

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Pronunciation: /fäsˈfadik/


(Chiefly of rocks and fertilizer) containing or consisting of phosphates.
Example sentences
  • The basal part of the transgressive sandstone contains erosion surfaces, reworked bioclasts, phosphatic and glauconite pellets.
  • Nodules rich in phosphatic material are found in residual accumulations along disconformities, such as bone beds or lag deposits in marine limestones and shales.
  • The sample was taken from a thin limestone lens with phosphatic oolites within the phosphatic greensand.

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Syllabification: phos·phat·ic

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