Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An earthy kind of calcium phosphate, probably resulting from the alteration of apatite, occurring near Hanau in Prussia and at Amberg in Bavaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A massive impure apatite, or calcium phosphate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A massive impure apatite, or calcium phosphate.

Etymologies

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osteo- + -lite

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