Definitions for: Apatite


[n] a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap"a*tite, n. [Gr. ? deceit, fr. ? to deceive; it
having been often mistaken for other minerals.] (Min.)
Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided
prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.

See Also: atomic number 15, atomic number 65, atomic number 69, fluorapatite, mineral, P, phosphorus, Tb, terbium, thulium, Tm

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