A naturally occurring acid calcium phosphate occasionally found in dental calculus and renal calculi.

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brush·ite (brushґīt) a nearly colorless type of dibasic calcium phosphate, found in rock phosphates and sometimes as a component of human dental calculus or renal calculi.

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  • brushite — ˈbrəˌshīt noun ( s) Etymology: George J. Brush died 1912 Am mineralogist + English ite : a nearly colorless mineral CaHPO4.2H2O consisting of calcium hydrogen phosphate in slender crystals or massive …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of minerals A-B (complete) — It is currently not possible to have a complete list of minerals . The International Mineralogical Association is the international group that recognises new minerals and new mineral names, however minerals discovered before 1959 did not go… …   Wikipedia

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