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hydroxyapatite

[hahy-drok-see-ap-uh-tahyt]
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noun
  1. 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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hydroxyapatite in Medicine

hydroxyapatite

(hī-drŏk′sē-ăpə-tīt′)
n.
  1. The principal bone salt that provides the compressional strength of vertebrate bone.
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