HyperDic: apatite

English > 1 sense of the word apatite:
NOUNsubstanceapatitea common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate
apatite > pronunciation
Soundsae'pahtay.t
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > apatite: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus.
NarrowerfluorapatiteA form of apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substancesphosphorus, P, atomic number 15A multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells
terbium, Tb, atomic number 65A metallic element of the rare earth group
thulium, Tm, atomic number 69A soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group
Spanishapatita, apatito
Catalanapatita

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