chlorapatite

noun
chlor·​apatite | \ (ˈ)klōr+ \
plural -s

Definition of chlorapatite

: a common apatite containing chlorine: such as
a : apatite in which chlorine predominates over fluorine, hydroxyl, and carbonate
b : calcium phosphate chloride Ca5Cl(PO4)3

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History and Etymology for chlorapatite

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + apatite

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“Chlorapatite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorapatite. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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