apatite

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ap·a·tite

(ap'ă-tīt),
Generic name for a class of minerals with compositions that are variants of the formula D5T3M, where D is a divalent cation, T is a trivalent tetrahedral compound ion, and M is a monovalent anion; calcium phosphate apatites are important mineral constituents of bones and teeth. See: hydroxyapatite.
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ap·a·tite

(ap'ă-tīt)
A class of naturally occurring crystalline minerals containing calcium and phosphorus; hydroxyapatite is a component of bones and teeth.
See also: fluorapatite, hydroxyapatite
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ap·a·tite

(ap'ă-tīt)
Generic name for a class of minerals with compositions that are variants of the formula D5T3M, where D is a divalent cation, T is a trivalent tetrahedral compound ion, and M is a monovalent anion; calcium phosphate apatites are important mineral constituents of bones and teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Putnis, "Intragranular replacement of chlorapatite by hydroxy-fluor-apatite during metasomatism," Lithos, vol.
In the last ten years or so, the iron mine at Dashkesan, Azerbaijan has become a familiar source of magnetite and epidote specimens, and much less frequently of large, opaque gray-white crystals of an apatite-group species: these last closely resemble the old "apatite" specimens from Snarum, Norway now known to be chlorapatite (see Dunn, vol.
silicate minerals, including sanbornite, gillespite, celsian, pellyite, macdonaldite, titantaramellite, and the recently described barium analog of chlorapatite, alforsite.