[floo-awr-spahr, -er-] /ˈflu ɔrˌspɑr, -ər-/
a white or colourless mineral sometimes fluorescent and often tinted by impurities, found in veins and as deposits from hot gases. It is used in the manufacture of glass, enamel, and jewellery, and is the chief ore of fluorine. Composition: calcium fluoride. Formula: CaF2. Crystal structure: cubic Also (US and Canadian) fluorite
[floo-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌflu əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of fluosilicic acid.
[floo-oh-si-lis-ik, floo-] /ˈflu oʊ sɪˈlɪs ɪk, ˌflu-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an unstable acid, H 2 SiF 6 , known only in its colorless, poisonous, fuming aqueous solution or in the form of its salts: used chiefly as a wood preservative, a disinfectant, and as a hardening agent in the manufacture of ceramic ware, cement, and […]
/fluːˈɒksɪˌtiːn/ noun 1. a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain. It is used as an antidepressant
[floo-ok-si-teen] /fluˈɒk sɪˌtin/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white crystalline compound, C 17 H 18 F 3 NO⋅HCl: inhibits the uptake of serotonin and is used chiefly as an antidepressant. fluoxetine hydrochloride flu·ox·e·tine hydrochloride (flōō-ŏk’sĭ-tēn’) n. An oral antidepressant chemically unrelated to other antidepressants.