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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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Medical definitions for hydroxyapatite

hydroxyapatite
[ hī-drŏk′sē-ăpə-tīt′ ]

n.

The principal bone salt that provides the compressional strength of vertebrate bone.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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