|fluorine or fluorin (ˈflʊəriːn, ˈflʊərɪn)|
|a toxic pungent pale yellow gas of the halogen group that is the most electronegative and reactive of all the elements, occurring principally in fluorspar and cryolite: used in the production of uranium, fluorocarbons, and other chemicals. Symbol: F; atomic no: 9; atomic wt: 18.9984032; valency: 1; density: 1.696 kg/m³; relative density: 1.108; freezing pt: --219.62°C; boiling pt: --188.13°C|
|fluorin or fluorin|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
fluorine fluor·ine (fl&oobreve;r'ēn', -ĭn, flôr'-)
A highly corrosive poisonous gaseous halogen element, the most reactive of all the elements. Atomic number 9; atomic weight 18.9984; melting point -219.62°C; boiling point -188.14°C (at 1 atmosphere); specific gravity of liquid 1.108 (at boiling point); valence 1.
|fluorine (flr'ēn') Pronunciation Key
A pale-yellow, poisonous, gaseous element of the halogen group. It is highly corrosive and is used to separate certain isotopes of uranium and to make refrigerants and high-temperature plastics. It is also added in fluoride form to the water supply to prevent tooth decay. Atomic number 9; atomic weight 18.9984; melting point -223°C; boiling point -188.14°C; specific gravity of liquid 1.108 (at boiling point); valence 1. See Periodic Table.