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apatite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apatite  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apatite 
  n  :  a  common  complex  mineral  consisting  of  calcium  fluoride 
  phosphate  or  calcium  chloride  phosphate;  a  source  of 
  phosphorus 




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