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odontolite

[oh-don-tl-ahyt] /oʊˈdɒn tlˌaɪt/
noun
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French; see odonto-, -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for odontolite

odontolite

/ɒˈdɒntəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
another name for bone turquoise
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Encyclopedia Article for odontolite

fossil bone or tooth that consists of the phosphate mineral apatite (q.v.) coloured blue by vivianite. It resembles turquoise but may be distinguished chemically

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