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bone-salt

Pronunciation: bōn sawlt

Definition: The main chemical compound in bone, deposited as minute amorphous crystals in a netlike matrix of collagenous fibers containing collagen; it closely resembles the naturally occurring fluorapatite 3Ca3(PO4)2·CaF2, but is probably a hydroxyapatite in which F is replaced by OH.

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