hydrofluoric acid

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hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid

noun \ˌhī-drō-ˈflr-ik, -ˈflr-\

Definition of HYDROFLUORIC ACID

:  an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride HF that is a weak poisonous acid, that attacks silica and silicates, and that is used especially in finishing and etching glass

Origin of HYDROFLUORIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1830

hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid

noun \-ˌflr-ik-, -ˌflōr-, -ˌflr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROFLUORIC ACID

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride HF that is a weak poisonous acid, that resembles hydrochloric acid chemically but attacks silica and silicates, and that is used especially in finishing and etching glass

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