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Fluoridic acid
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fluorite definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine [syn: fluorite, fluorspar, fluor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian, from New Latin fluor Date: 1868 a transparent or translucent mineral of different colors that consists of the fluoride of calcium and is used especially as a steelmaking flux and in the making of opalescent and opaque glasses

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a mineral form of calcium fluoride. Etymology: It. (as FLUORSPAR)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fluorite Flu"or*ite, n. (Min.) Calcium fluoride, a mineral of many different colors, white, yellow, purple, green, red, etc., often very beautiful, crystallizing commonly in cubes with perfect octahedral cleavage; also massive. It is used as a flux. Some varieties are used for ornamental vessels. Also called fluor spar, or simply fluor.




 


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