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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of phosphatize.
- adj. converted into a phosphate
- adj. treated with phosphate or phosphoric acid
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There is a treasure trove in China: the well-preserved phosphatized embryos of the Doushantuo formation, a sampling of the developmental events in ancient metazoans between 551 and 635 million years ago.
Some of the molecular data supports an early divergence, and there are known pre-Cambrian trace fossils and fossils—the phosphatized embryos of the Doushantuo formation, about 600 million years old, are a good example.