[ hahy-drok-see-ap-uh-tahyt ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk siˈæp əˌtaɪt /
a mineral, Ca10(PO4)6OH2, that is the principal storage form of calcium and phosphorus in bone.
- hydroxonium ion,
- hydroxy acid,
- hydroxyacetic acid,
- hydroxybutyric acid,
Origin of hydroxyapatite
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[ hī-drŏk′sē-ăp′ə-tīt′ ]
The principal bone salt that provides the compressional strength of vertebrate bone.
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