fluorine

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noun fluo·rine \ˈflu̇r-ˌēn, ˈflȯr-\

Definition of fluorine

  1. :  a nonmetallic halogen element that is isolated as a pale yellowish flammable irritating toxic diatomic gas — see element table

Origin and Etymology of fluorine

French, from New Latin fluor


First Known Use: 1813


FLUORINE Defined for Kids

fluorine

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noun fluo·rine \ˈflu̇r-ˌēn, ˈflȯr-\

Definition of fluorine for Students

  1. :  a yellowish flammable irritating gaseous chemical element


Medical Dictionary

fluorine

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noun fluo·rine \ˈflu̇(-ə)r-ˌēn, -ən\

Medical Definition of fluorine

  1. :  a nonmetallic monovalent halogen element that is normally a pale yellowish flammable irritating toxic gas—symbol F; see element table



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