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Apatite

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Noun

1. apatite

a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus

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Apatite

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noun
a pale green to purple mineral, found in igneous rocks and metamorphosed limestones. It is used in the manufacture of phosphorus, phosphates, and fertilizers. Composition: calcium fluorophosphate or calcium chlorophosphate. General formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,OH,Cl). Crystal structure: hexagonal

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Apatite

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noun
any of a group of variously colored, hard, hexagonal calcium minerals, Ca5(PO4, CO3)3 (F,OH,Cl), found mainly in sedimentary rocks, esp. phosphate rock, and in teeth and bones
see also Mohs scale

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Apatite

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n.
1. Any of a group of natural, variously colored calcium phosphate minerals containing fluorine, chlorine, or hydroxyl. These compounds form hexagonal crystals and are components of bones and teeth, are a source of phosphorus for plants, and are used in the manufacture of fertilizers.

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