or hydroxylapatite noun Date: 1912 a complex phosphate of calcium Ca5(PO4)3OH that occurs as a mineral and is the chief structural element of vertebrate bone

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  • Hydroxyapatite — A major component and an essential ingredient of normal bone and teeth. Hydroxyapatite makes up bone mineral and the matrix of teeth. It is hydroxyapatite that gives bones and teeth their rigidity. * * * A natural mineral structure that the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • hydroxyapatite — The calcium phosphate mineral, Ca10(PO4) 6(OH) 2, found both in rocks of non organic origin and as a component of bone and dentine. Used as column packing for chromatography, particularly for separating double stranded DNA from mixtures… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hydroxyapatite — /huy drok see ap euh tuyt /, n. a mineral, Ca10(PO4)6OH2, that is the principal storage form of calcium and phosphorus in bone. [1910 15; HYDROXY + APATITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroxyapatite — noun A basic calcium phosphate mineral that is the principal inorganic constituent of bone and teeth …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxyapatite — hy·droxy·apatite …   English syllables

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