Meaning of APATITE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-pə-ˌtīt ]


Etymology: German Apatit, from Greek apatē deceit

Date: 1803

: any of a group of calcium phosphate minerals occurring in various colors as hexagonal crystals, as granular masses, or in fine-grained masses as the chief constituent of phosphate rock and of bones and teeth ; especially : calcium phosphate fluoride

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