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apatite Explained

apatite at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


apatite at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

A member of the phosphate group of minerals, the world's major source of phosphorus, found as variously colored, glassy crystals, masses, or nodules. Much of it has a chemical composition approximating Ca5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH). If not for its softness, apatite would be a popular gemstone; some of the material found is clear, but it is fragile and difficult to cut and polish.

Apatite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

apatite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

apatite at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈæp.ə.taɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"{p.@.taIt/
  • Inter: homophones » appetite


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: minera » l A calcium fluoride phosphate of variable composition, sometimes used in the manufacture of fertilizer.
    1. 1967, Duncan McConnell et al., "Infrared Absorption of Carbonate Apatite," Science, New Series, vol. 155, no. 3762, p. 608,
    2. : We had prepared, by precipitation methods, finely divided crystalline apatites that were similar in crystal size and x-ray diffraction profile to bone apatite.

      Derived terms

      * chlorapatite

  • fluorapatite
  • hydroxyapatite


    Inter: trans-top » type of mineral
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|апатит|tr=apatit
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|apatita|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|apatit
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|apatiet
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|apatiit
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|apatiitti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apatite
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Apatit
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אפטיט|tr=ʔapaṭīṭ
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|apatit
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|apatite
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|燐灰石
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|인회석|tr=inhoesŏg
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|apatitas

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|apatitt
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|apatyt
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|apatita|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|apatit
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|апатит|tr=apatit
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|апатит
    • : Latin: Inter: t- » sh|apatit
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|apatit
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|apatita|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|apatit
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|апатит

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Not to be confused with appetite
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