hydroxyapatitemedical dictionary

<chemistry> The calcium phosphate mineral, Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, found both in rocks of nonorganic origin and as a component of bone and dentine. Used as column packing for chromatography, particularly for separating double stranded DNA from mixtures containing single stranded DNA.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)