hydroxyapatite

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noun hy·droxy·ap·a·tite \hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈa-pə-ˌtīt\
variants: or

hydroxylapatite

play \hī-ˌdräk-sə-ˈla-pə-ˌtīt\

Definition of hydroxyapatite

  1. :  a complex phosphate of calcium Ca5(PO4)3OH that occurs as a mineral and is the chief structural element of vertebrate bone

First Known Use of hydroxyapatite

1912


Medical Dictionary

hydroxyapatite

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noun hy·droxy·ap·a·tite \hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈap-ə-ˌtīt\
variants: or

hydroxylapatite

\-sə-ˈlap-ə-ˌtīt\play

Medical Definition of hydroxyapatite

  1. :  a complex phosphate of calcium Ca5(PO4)3OH that occurs as a mineral and is the chief structural element of vertebrate bone


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