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hydrofluoric acid

noun hy·dro·flu·or·ic acid \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
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Origin of HYDROFLUORIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1830
Medical Dictionary

hydrofluoric acid

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

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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