odontolite definition

  • noun:
    • A fossil enamel coloured a bright blue by metal phosphate, utilized as an imitation turquoise.
    • A fossil tooth colored a bright blue by phosphate of iron. It's used as an imitation of turquoise, and therefore called bone tissue turquoise.
    • A fossil enamel; particularly, a fossil tooth or bone tissue of a bright-blue color, occurring in Tertiary. Compare bone-turquoise.

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