from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the nature of or containing a phosphate; characterized by the formation or presence of a phosphate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus, phosphoric acid, or phosphates.
- adjective (Med.) a habit of body which leads to the undue excretion of phosphates with the urine.
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- adjective Of, relating to, or composed of
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There are, as we shall immediately see, certain kinds of guano, known as phosphatic guanos, which only contain phosphates.
"We continue to like the phosphatic fertilizer space, but we expect the stocks to consolidate given the splendid run last year."
Very fertile Alfisols and Mollisols have developed from the residuum of underlying phosphatic limestone; natural soil fertility is greater than in Ecoregion 71k.
Lakes are more phosphatic than the Crescent City/DeLand Ridges (75-11), and only slightly more than the Apopka Upland (75-16).
Abstract: Repeated sequences of carbonate and shale are punctuated by condensed sections of phosphatic conglomerate in the epeiric deposits of the Trans-Saharan Seaway in northeastern Mali.
The Okefenokee Plains lake region consists of flat plains and terraces with pine flatwoods and swamp forests over peat, muck, clayey sand, and phosphatic deposits.
Phosphorus values for the lakes are generally in the 10-20 mg/l range, but Swift Creek Pond has higher phosphorus values and there may be other phosphatic areas.
All of these areas are covered by phosphatic sand or clayey sand from the Miocene-Pliocene Bone Valley Member of the Peace River Formation.
The thick sand sequence is underlain by clayey phosphatic sediments of the Alachua Formation.
Pliocene quartz pebbly sand and the phosphatic Bone Valley Member (Peace River Formation) comprise the underlying geology.