Meaning of fluorapatite

fluor•ap•a•tite

Pronunciation: (floor-ap'u-tīt", flôr-, flōr-), [key]
— n.
  1. a crystalline mineral, Ca(PO)F, formed from hydroxyapatite in the presence of fluoride, that has a hardening effect on bones and teeth.
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