apatite :

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a puh tahyt

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

  • Enamel and apatite consist of fibres made up of hexagonal crystals in which precisely the same elements (calcium, oxygen, phosphorus) have precisely the same atomic arrangement.
  • 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.

  • René Lévesque in CBC.ca
    The raw materials will not be transformed in Sept-Îles; [the apatite] will be shipped as is, so there will not be anything that is bound to create some environmental problems,said Lévesque.

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