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  • n. A calcium halophosphate mineral, in which fluoride replaces the hydroxide of apatite, that is mined as a phosphate ore, and occurs in the enamel of teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See chlorapatite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form of apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine

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Examples

  • In addition to forming fluorapatite crystals like other fluorides, stannous fluoride also has a toxic effect on acid-producing mouth bacteria, says biochemist Matthew J. Doyle, director of global research and development for P & G's oral-care division.

    The Acid Test for Enamel-Saving Toothpastes

  • The claims are often based on the presence of fluoride, which scientists say combines with minerals in your mouth to create a crystal called fluorapatite on the surface of your teeth.

    The Acid Test for Enamel-Saving Toothpastes

  • Concentrations of the REE's have been identified within phosphate minerals from the project such as carbonated monazite, dahllite, apatite and fluorapatite genetically associated with the alkalic sill complex.

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