apatite

noun ap·a·tite \ ˈa-pə-ˌtīt \

Definition of apatite

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of apatite

German Apatit, from Greek apatē deceit


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apatite

noun ap·a·tite \ ˈap-ə-ˌtīt \

medical Definition of apatite

: 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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