fluorapatite

noun flu·or·apatite \flu̇(ə)ˈr, flōr, flȯˈr+-\

Definition of fluorapatite

  1. :  an apatite containing fluorine: such as a :  apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine, hydroxyl, and carbonate b :  calcium phosphate fluoride Ca5F(PO4)3

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Origin and Etymology of fluorapatite

German fluorapatit, from fluor- + apatit apatite


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