tribasic calcium phosphate

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tribasic calcium phosphate

[trī′bā·sik ′kal·sē·əm ′fä‚sfāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
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This dried material they would then grind to a fine powder, and after they had mixed it up well with a mysterious but inoffensive brown rock which they brought in and ground up by the hundreds of carloads for that purpose, the substance was ready to be put into bags and sent out to the world as any one of a hundred different brands of standard bone phosphate. And then the farmer in Maine or California or Texas would buy this, at say twenty-five dollars a ton, and plant it with his corn; and for several days after the operation the fields would have a strong odor, and the farmer and his wagon and the very horses that had hauled it would all have it too.
Gerard, "Early diagenetic evolution of bone phosphate: an X-ray diffractometry analysis," Journal of Archaeological Science, vol.