fluor

noun
flu·​or | \ ˈflü-ˌȯr How to pronounce fluor (audio) , ˈflü-ər \

Definition of fluor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variants: or fluoro-

Definition of fluor- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : fluorine fluoride
2 or less commonly fluori- : fluorescence fluoroscope fluorimeter

Examples of fluor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Martinez-Valle has restructured those operations into five smaller global business units—irrigation systems, pipes, fluor (including propellants used for inhalers), cable conduits, and PVC making—each with their own presidents. John Engen, Quartz at Work, 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fluor

Noun

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fluor

Noun

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

Combining form

French

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“Fluor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluor. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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fluor

noun
flu·​or | \ ˈflü-ˌȯ(ə)r How to pronounce fluor (audio) , ˈflü-ər How to pronounce fluor (audio) \

Medical Definition of fluor

: a bodily discharge make a diagnosis of pathological fluorArchives of Therapeutics

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