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hydroxyapatite

[ hahy-drok-see-ap-uh-tahyt ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk siˈæp əˌtaɪt /
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noun
a mineral, Ca10(PO4)6OH2, that is the principal storage form of calcium and phosphorus in bone.
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Origin of hydroxyapatite

First recorded in 1910–15; hydroxy- + apatite
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