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apatite

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noun ap·a·tite \ˈa-pə-ˌtīt\

Definition of apatite

  1. :  any of a group of calcium phosphate minerals occurring in various colors as hexagonal crystals, as granular masses, or in fine-grained masses as the chief constituent of phosphate rock and of bones and teeth; especially :  calcium phosphate fluoride



Origin and Etymology of apatite

German Apatit, from Greek apatē deceit


First Known Use: 1794


Medical Dictionary

apatite

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noun ap·a·tite \ˈap-ə-ˌtīt\

Medical Definition of apatite

  1. :  any of a group of calcium phosphate minerals occurring variously as hexagonal crystals, as granular masses, or in fine-grained masses as the chief constituent of bones and teeth and of phosphate rock; especially :  calcium phosphate fluoride Ca5F(PO4)3




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