Hydroxyapatite



[hahy-drok-see-ap-uh-tahyt] /haɪˌdrɒk siˈæp əˌtaɪt/

noun
1.
a mineral, Ca 10 (PO 4) 6 OH 2 , that is the principal storage form of calcium and phosphorus in bone.

hydroxyapatite hy·drox·y·ap·a·tite (hī-drŏk’sē-āp’ə-tīt’)
n.
The principal bone salt that provides the compressional strength of vertebrate bone.

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