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fluor

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noun flu·or \ˈflü-ˌȯr, ˈflü-ər\

Definition of fluor



Origin of fluor

New Latin, mineral belonging to a group used as fluxes and including fluorite, from Latin, flow, from fluere — more at fluid


First Known Use: 1661


fluor-

combining form flu·or

Definition of fluor-

  1. 1 :  fluorine <fluoride>

  2. 2 also fluori- :  fluorescence <fluoroscope> <fluorimeter>



Variants of fluor-

or fluoro-

Origin of fluor-

French


Medical Dictionary

fluor

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noun flu·or \ˈflü-ˌȯ(ə)r, ˈflü-ər\

Medical Definition of fluor

  1. :  a bodily discharge <make a diagnosis of pathological fluorArchives of Therapeutics>




fluor-

combining form flu·or

Medical Definition of fluor-

  1. 1:  fluorine <fluorosis>

  2. 2also fluori- :  fluorescence <fluoroscope>



Variants of fluor-

or fluoro-

Learn More about fluor

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "fluor" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "fluor"


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