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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.

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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-

fluoro-

before a vowel fluor-


combining form

indicating the presence of fluorinefluorocarbon
indicating fluorescencefluoroscope
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Medical definitions for fluoro-

fluoro-

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Fluorine:fluorosis.
Fluorescence:fluoroscope.
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