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Meaning of apatite

ap•a•tite

Pronunciation: (ap'u-tīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a common mineral, calcium fluorophosphate, CaFPO, occurring in individual crystals and in masses and varying in color, formerly used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers.
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