fluoroapatite


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fluorapatite

, fluoroapatite (floo(-o)-rap'a-tit?) (floo?(o-)ro-ap'a-tit?)
A compound formed when tooth enamel is treated with appropriate concentrations of the fluoride ion. The modified hydroxyapatite is less acid soluble and therefore resistant to caries. Fluorapatite is formed in bone and in enamel and dentin of teeth when fluoride is taken systemically.
Synonym: fluorhydroxyapatite

fluoroapatite

see apatite.
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The reason might be the fluoroapatite and the revolving set of teeth which is always immersed in sea water," said Prof Epple.
Fowler, Second Derivative Vibrational Spectra of Fluoroapatite and Hexagonal and Monoclinic Hydroxyapatite, in preparation.
Erosion of rocks bearing fluorine minerals like fluoroapatite, cryolite and hydroxyapatite is the biggest natural source of fluoride in water and soil.