[floo r-ahyd, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər aɪd, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
a salt of hydrofluoric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is fluorine, as , NaF.
a compound containing fluorine, as methyl fluoride, CH 3 F.
any salt of hydrofluoric acid, containing the fluoride ion, F–
any compound containing fluorine, such as methyl fluoride
1826, “binary compound of fluorine with another element,” from fluorine + -ide.
fluoride fluor·ide (flur’īd’, flôr’-)
A compound containing fluorine and another element or radical. Fluorine combines readily with nearly all the other elements, except the noble gases, to form fluorides. In some countries, fluoride is added to the drinking water as a preventive measure against tooth decay.
fluoride [(floor-eyed, flawr-eyed)]
Any of a number of naturally occurring compounds of the element fluorine. Fluorides have been found to be effective in preventing tooth decay and are routinely added to drinking water in most jurisdictions.
- Fluoride number
fluoride number n. The percent inhibition of pseudocholinesterase produced by fluorides, used to differentiate normal from atypical pseudocholinesterases.
- Fludrocortisone acetate
fludrocortisone acetate flu·dro·cor·ti·sone acetate (flōō’drō-kôr’tĭ-sōn’, -zōn’) n. A synthetic mineralocorticoid used as an anti-inflammatory agent and in the treatment of adrenocortical insufficiency.
[floo-sahy-tuh-seen] /fluˈsaɪ təˌsin/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a synthetic whitish crystalline powder, C 4 H 4 FN 3 O, with antifungal activity, used in the treatment of systemic and eye fungal infections caused by susceptible strains of Candida or Cryptococcus.
[fluhk-choo-ey-shuh n] /ˌflʌk tʃuˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. continual change from one point or condition to another. 2. wavelike motion; undulation. 3. Genetics. a body variation due to environmental factors and not inherited. /ˌflʌktjʊˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. constant change; vacillation; instability 2. undulation 3. a variation in an animal or plant that is determined by environment rather […]