sodium fluoride


noun

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, NaF, used chiefly in the fluoridation of water, as an insecticide, and as a rodenticide.

Nearby words

  1. sodium citrate,
  2. sodium cyanide,
  3. sodium cyclamate,
  4. sodium dichromate,
  5. sodium ethylate,
  6. sodium fluoroacetate,
  7. sodium hexametaphosphate,
  8. sodium hydrosulfite,
  9. sodium hydroxide,
  10. sodium hypochlorite

Origin of sodium fluoride

First recorded in 1900–05

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Medicine definitions for sodium fluoride

sodium fluoride

n.

A colorless crystalline salt used in fluoridation of water, in treatment of tooth decay, and as an insecticide and a disinfectant.

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Science definitions for sodium fluoride

sodium fluoride

A colorless, crystalline salt used to fluoridate water and treat tooth decay. It is also used as an insecticide and a disinfectant. Chemical formula: NaF.
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