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Meaning of APATITE

Pronunciation:  'apu`tIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus
 

APATITE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: atomic number 15, atomic number 65, atomic number 69, fluorapatite, mineral, P, phosphorus, Tb, terbium, thulium, Tm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap"a*tite\, n. [Gr. ? deceit, fr. ? 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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