meaning of apatite

apatite meaning in General Dictionary

local phosphate of lime happening typically in six sided prisms color frequently pale-green transparent or translucent

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  • a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a way to obtain phosphorus
  • local phosphate of lime, occurring often in six-sided prisms, color often pale-green, transparent or translucent.

apatite meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) local phosphate of lime, happening generally in six-sided prisms, shade frequently pale-green, clear or translucent.


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The first mode of occurrence is of little significance practically, for the crystalline rocks generally contain too little phosphate to be valuable, though occasionally an igneous rock may contain enough apatite to form an inferior fertilizing agent, e.g.

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