[floo-uh-fos-feyt] /ˌflu əˈfɒs feɪt/
[floo-oh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-, floo-] /ˈflu oʊ fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌflu-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
[floo-awr, -er] /ˈflu ɔr, -ər/ noun, Mineralogy. 1. . 1. variant of before a vowel: fluorene; fluoric. /ˈfluːɔː/ noun 1. another name for fluorspar combining form 1. a variant of fluoro- fluorene, fluorine n. 16c., and old chemistry term for “minerals which were readily fusible and useful as fluxes in smelting” [Flood], Latin fluor, originally […]
[floo r-ap-uh-tahyt, flawr-, flohr-] /flʊərˈæp əˌtaɪt, flɔr-, floʊr-/ noun 1. a crystalline mineral, Ca 5 (PO 4) 3 F, formed from hydroxyapatite in the presence of fluoride, that has a hardening effect on bones and teeth. /ˌflʊəˈræpətaɪt/ noun 1. a mineral consisting of calcium fluorophosphate; the most common form of apatite
[floo-res, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs, flɔ-, floʊ-/ verb (used without object), fluoresced, fluorescing. 1. to exhibit . /ˌflʊəˈrɛs/ verb 1. (intransitive) to exhibit fluorescence