Apatite, Ca5(PO4)3OH, has nothing to do with appetite or the desire to eat. Apatite was named by a German geologist in 1786 to reflect the minerals tendency to be deceptive by looking like something else. Apatein is a word that comes from the Greek and means misleading. At any rate hydroxyapatite makes up to 70 % of the content of human bones.
The OH of Hydroxyapetite or hydroxylapatite, as it’s more properly called, is easily substituted by fluorine, which adds hardness to apetite’s crystalline structure, a feature that accounts for the use of fluorine in decay- preventative toothpaste. Carbonated calcium deficient apatite is found in tooth dentin.