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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A whitish apatite mineral, calcium hydroxide phosphate, Ca5(OH)(PO4)3, that is the chief mineral component of bones and teeth and provides strength and rigidity to their structures.

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  • noun A basic calcium phosphate mineral that is the principal inorganic constituent of bone and teeth.


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