fluor

[ floo-awr, -er ]
/ ˈflu ɔr, -ər /

noun Mineralogy.

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Origin of fluor

First recorded in 1615–25, fluor is from the Latin word fluor a flowing; so called from its use as a flux

Definition for fluor (2 of 2)

fluoro-

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.
Also fluo-; especially before a vowel, fluor-

Origin of fluoro-

From New Latin; see origin at fluor, -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for fluor (1 of 2)

fluor
/ (ˈfluːɔː) /

noun

another name for fluorspar

Word Origin for fluor

C17: from Latin: a flowing; so called from its use as a metallurgical flux

British Dictionary definitions for fluor (2 of 2)

fluoro-

before a vowel fluor-


combining form

indicating the presence of fluorinefluorocarbon
indicating fluorescencefluoroscope
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Medical definitions for fluor

fluoro-

pref.

Fluorine:fluorosis.
Fluorescence:fluoroscope.
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