fluorine test

noun

: a determination of the relative age of fossil and subfossil bones that is based on the fact that the fluorine content of bones in contact with earth tends to increase through the ages and that is used chiefly in dating anthropological specimens

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“Fluorine test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluorine%20test. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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