apatite apatite  /ˈæ pə ˌtaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus

Usage(s):

  • ON THE MEND Kyoto University doctors have used slivers of titanium coated with a mixture of the mineral apatite and titanium oxide to make stronger repairs to broken bones.

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  • "The raw materials will not be transformed in Sept-ÃŽles; [the apatite] will be shipped as is, so there will not be anything that is bound to create some environmental problems," said Lévesque.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: René Lévesque Source: CBC.ca

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