a transparent screen coated on one side with a phosphor that fluoresces when exposed to X-rays or cathode rays
[floo-awr-ik, -or-] /fluˈɔr ɪk, -ˈɒr-/ adjective 1. Chemistry. pertaining to or obtained from . 2. Mineralogy. of, relating to, or derived from . /fluːˈɔːrɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or produced from fluorine or fluorspar
[floo r-i-deyt, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər ɪˌdeɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/ verb (used with object), fluoridated, fluoridating. 1. to introduce a into: to fluoridate drinking water. /ˈflʊərɪˌdeɪt/ verb 1. to subject (water) to fluoridation v. 1949, back-formation from fluoridation. Related: Fluoridated; fluoridating. fluoridate (flr’ĭ-dāt’) To add fluorine or a fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order […]
[floo r-ahyd, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər aɪd, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of hydrofluoric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is fluorine, as , NaF. 2. a compound containing fluorine, as methyl fluoride, CH 3 F. /ˈflʊəˌraɪd/ noun 1. any salt of hydrofluoric acid, containing the fluoride ion, F– 2. any compound […]
- Fluoride number
fluoride number n. The percent inhibition of pseudocholinesterase produced by fluorides, used to differentiate normal from atypical pseudocholinesterases.