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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or composed of phosphate.


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  • There are, as we shall immediately see, certain kinds of guano, known as phosphatic guanos, which only contain phosphates.

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • "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.

    Ecoregions of Kentucky (EPA)

  • Lakes are more phosphatic than the Crescent City/DeLand Ridges (75-11), and only slightly more than the Apopka Upland (75-16).

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • 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.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • 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.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • All of these areas are covered by phosphatic sand or clayey sand from the Miocene-Pliocene Bone Valley Member of the Peace River Formation.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • The thick sand sequence is underlain by clayey phosphatic sediments of the Alachua Formation.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • Pliocene quartz pebbly sand and the phosphatic Bone Valley Member (Peace River Formation) comprise the underlying geology.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)


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