apatite

[n] - a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate
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Apatite

Ap'a·tite noun [ Greek ... deceit, from ... to deceive; it having been often mistaken for other minerals.] (Min.) Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.
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apatite

<chemical> Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, colour often pale green, transparent or translucent. ... Origin: Gr. Deceit, fr. To deceive; it having been often mistaken for other minerals. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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apatite

noun a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus
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Apatite

• (n.) Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.
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apatite

any member of a series of phosphate minerals, the world`s major source of phosphorus, found as variously coloured, glassy crystals, masses, or ... [5 related articles]
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apatite

apatite 1. A mineral so called because it is often mistaken for other minerals. 2. A glassy, variously colored calcium phosphate mineral; used in fertilizers and is a source of phosphorus. 3. Etymology: Greek apate, 'deceit'; from its diversity of form and color.
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apatite

Type: Term Pronunciation: ap′ă-tīt Definitions: 1. Generic name for a class of minerals with compositions that are variants of the formula D5T3M, where D is a divalent cation, T is a trivalent tetrahedral compound ion, and M is a monovalent anion; calcium phosphate apatites are important mineral con...
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apatite

The chief phosphate mineral, large deposits of which are found in the Kola peninsula, Russia, North Africa, and Montana and Florida. It is mined for fertilizer and is the major ore of phosphorus. Its chemical composition is Ca5(PO4)3
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apatite

apatite (ăp'utīt) , mineral, a phosphate of calcium containing chlorine or fluorine, or both, that is transparent to opaque in shades of green, brown, yellow, white, red, and purple. Apatite is a minor constituent in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Yellow-green asparagus stone and blu...
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Apatite

Apatite is a widely distributed accessory constituent in all classes of rock. Found in crystals and masses, crystallised apatite has been extensively used for fertiliser. Transparent varieties of a fine colour are sometimes used for gems - but it's too soft for extensive use. Apatite has the formulae Ca5(F,Cl,OH)(PO4)3 and a relative hardness of an...
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apatite

Common calcium phosphate mineral, Ca5(PO4)3(F,OH,Cl). Apatite has a hexagonal structure and occurs widely in igneous rocks, such as pegmatite, and in contact metamorphic rocks, such as marbles. It is used in the manufacture of fertilizer and as a source of phosphorus. Carbonate hy...
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apatite

(Gk: apatit deceit, referring to its many deceptive forms) a naturally occurring crystalline mineral of calcium, phosphate and fluoride, the basis of the bones of vertebrates (and humans), and used in 'blood and bone' fertiliser. Ca5.(PO4)3.OH
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Apatite

Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite, named for high concentrations of OH−, F− and Cl− ions, respectively, in the crystal. The formula of the admixture of the four most common endmembers is written as Ca10(PO4)6(OH,F,Cl)2, and the crystal unit cell formulae of the indiv...
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Apatite

Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite, named for high concentrations of OH-, F- and Cl- ions, respectively, in the crystal.
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