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n. - A common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate.

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  • The extent of processing the so-called apatite concentrate produced by your feedstock suppliers is not being regulated in any way.
  • His team took a detailed look at a mineral within the basalt called apatite using an ion microprobe that can analyze grains much smaller than the width of a human hair.
  • Her LUXE designs are filled with precious and semi-precious gemstones such as apatite, iolite and hessonite delicately clustered with emerald, ruby and topaz.
  • Calcium links up with phosphates to make the chemical "apatite" (calcium phosphate), one of the hardest chemicals we know, which is what makes bones hard and stony, and... for more
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  • No matter how big your "appetite" (hunger) is, you still can't eat a mineral like "apatite."
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