[floo r-ap-uh-tahyt, flawr-, flohr-]
- a crystalline mineral, Ca5(PO4)3F, formed from hydroxyapatite in the presence of fluoride, that has a hardening effect on bones and teeth.
Origin of fluorapatite
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- a mineral consisting of calcium fluorophosphate; the most common form of apatite
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