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hydrofluoric acid

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noun hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid \ˌhī-drō-ˈflȯr-ik, -ˈflu̇r-\

Definition of hydrofluoric acid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of hydrofluoric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1830


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hydrofluoric acid

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noun hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid \-ˌflu̇r-ik-, -ˌflōr-, -ˌflȯr-\

Medical Definition of hydrofluoric acid

  1. :  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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