Definition of fluorine
: a nonmetallic halogen element that is isolated as a pale yellowish flammable irritating toxic diatomic gas — see element table
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During the 1815 eruption, the volcano released 60 Tg (teragram, or 1012 grams) sulfur, 100 Tg chlorine (as HCl) and 70 Tg fluorine.
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Origin and Etymology of fluorine
French, from New Latin fluor
First Known Use: 1813
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Definition of fluorine for Students
: a yellowish flammable irritating gaseous chemical element
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