fluorapatite

[floo r-ap-uh-tahyt, flawr-, flohr-]
noun
  1. 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

1880–85; < German Fluorapatit; see fluor-, apatite
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British Dictionary definitions for fluorapatite

fluorapatite

noun
  1. a mineral consisting of calcium fluorophosphate; the most common form of apatite
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