fluoride

noun, often attributive fluo·ride \ ˈflȯr-ˌīd , ˈflu̇r- \

Definition of fluoride

1 :a compound of fluorine
2 :the monovalent anion of fluorine

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First Known Use of fluoride

1826


FLUORIDE Defined for English Language Learners

fluoride

noun

Definition of fluoride for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that is sometimes added to drinking water and toothpaste to help keep teeth healthy


FLUORIDE Defined for Kids

fluoride

noun fluo·ride \ ˈflȯr-ˌīd , ˈflu̇r- \

Definition of fluoride for Students

:a compound of fluorine
  • Many toothpastes contain fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

Medical Dictionary

fluoride

noun flu·o·ride \ ˈflu̇(-ə)r-ˌīd \

medical Definition of fluoride

1 :a compound of fluorine with a more electropositive element or radical
2 :the monovalent anion of fluorine

fluoride

adjective


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