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.

Nearby words

  1. fluorimeter,
  2. fluorinate,
  3. fluorine,
  4. fluorine dating,
  5. fluorite,
  6. fluorocarbon,
  7. fluorochemical,
  8. fluorochrome,
  9. fluorography,
  10. fluorometer

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 fluoro


before a vowel fluor-

combining form

indicating the presence of fluorinefluorocarbon
indicating fluorescencefluoroscope
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Medicine definitions for fluoro




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