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fluor·ap·a·tite

(flōr-ap'ă-tīt),
A naturally occurring fluorophosphate of calcium.

fluor·ap·a·tite

(flōr-ap'ă-tīt)
A form of hydroxyapatite in which fluoride ions have replaced some of the hydroxyl ions; as a component of teeth, fluorapatite resists acids from plaque-forming bacteria and high carbohydrate intake.
See also: apatite, hydroxyapatite

fluor·ap·a·tite

(flōr-ap'ă-tīt)
Component of teeth, fluorapatite resists acids resulting from plaque-forming bacteria and high carbohydrate intake.
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Confirmation of coating of Fluoride in Fluorapatite coated Hydroxyapatite was done using Energy Dispersion X-Ray Spectroscopy and it was observed that distinct fluoride peak was seen at 0.70 KeV, which was not found in Hydroxyapatite graft (Fig.
It is composed of several reaction zones (Figure 3), which are described as follows: (1) grey color reaction zone (2-8.5 mm in thickness) consisting of calcite + dolomite + graphite; (2) light grey color reaction zone (1-3.5 mm in thickness) consisting of diopside + calcite [+ or -] tremolite; (3) brown reddish color reaction zone (1.5-20 mm in thickness) consisting of Ti-clinohumite + calcite + clinochlore [+ or -] muscovite [+ or -] fluorapatite [+ or -] graphite; (4) orange color reaction zone (2-6.5 mm in thickness) consisting of Ti-clinohumite + calcite + dolomite + clinochlore + rutile [+ or -] muscovite; (5) light yellow color reaction zone (2-5.5 mm in thickness) consisting of dolomite + calcite + forsterite (antigorite).
In profile C, however, the concentration of P in protolith is greater than that in the chemical composition of the UCC because the fluorapatite mineral is retained in the shale during the XRD experiment.
Instead of having fluorapatite, Mars has chlorapatite, where chlorine takes place of the fluorine component; it also has a phosphate-bearing mineral called merrillite, not found on Earth.
The results of X-ray powder diffraction analysis showed that the main minerals of the rock are calcite, fluorapatite and carbonate-fluorapatite.
Mineralogical study revealed that Dilband iron ore is mainly composed of 46.27% hematite, 17.41% quartz 14.47% calcite, 9.24% Chlinochlore, 10.5% kaolinite, and 1.75% fluorapatite minerals [14].
Also in the flat were specimens of hemimorphite crystals on pale green, opaque fluorapatite, the latter pseudomorphically replacing tarbuttite, an unusual combination.
This study reports for the first time in vitro and in vivo properties of fluorapatite (FA)-forming calcium phosphate cements (CPCs).
(a) : calcium chloride phosphate hydroxide (hydroxylapatite chlorian [Ca.sub.5][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.3](OH.Cl.F)), (+) : calcium fluoride phosphate (fluorapatite, [Ca.sub.5][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.3],F), (b) : calcium phosphate hydroxide (hydroxylapatite, [Ca.sub.5][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.3](OH)), (c) : calcium fluoride carbonate phosphate hydroxyde (carbonatefluorapatite [Ca.sub.10][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.5] C[O.sub.3][F.sub.1.5][(OH).sub.0.5]) y *: calcium carbonate phosphate hydroxyde (carbonatehydroxylapatite [Ca.sub.10] [(P[O.sub.4]).sub.3]C[O.sub.3][(OH).sub.2]).
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