Origin of fluor
- a combining form with the meanings “fluorine,” “fluoride,” used in the formation of compound words: fluorocarbon.
- a combining form with the meaning “fluorescence,” used in the formation of compound words: fluoroscopy.
Origin of fluoro-
Examples from the Web for fluor
Historical Examples of fluor
Fluor spar is as favorable a gangue for lead as quartz is for gold.The A B C of Mining
Charles A. Bramble
This is the fluor acid which volatilises the siliceous substance.Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)
Next the metal is covered with a very basic slag, made by melting lime with a little silica and fluor spar.
Fluor acid air is procured by dissolving the earthy substance called fluor in vitriolic acid.
The nitrous acid may be exhibited in the form of air, as well as the vitriolic, the marine, and the fluor acids.
- another name for fluorspar
Word Origin for fluor
before a vowel fluor-
- indicating the presence of fluorinefluorocarbon
- indicating fluorescencefluoroscope
Word Origin and History for fluor
16c., and old chemistry term for "minerals which were readily fusible and useful as fluxes in smelting" [Flood], Latin fluor, originally meaning "a flowing, flow" (see fluent). Since 1771 applied to minerals containing fluorine, especially calcium fluoride (fluorspar or fluorite).