Definition of Fluoride

1. Noun. A salt of hydrofluoric acid.




Definition of Fluoride

1. n. A binary compound of fluorine with another element or radical.

Definition of Fluoride

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any salt of hydrofluoric acid; for example, potassium fluoride. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) A binary compound of fluorine and another element or radical. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fluoride

1. a compound of fluorine [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fluoride

1. The fluoride ion. Low levels of fluoride in drinking water markedly decrease the incidence of dental caries, probably because bacterial metabolism is much more sensitive to low fluoride levels. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Fluoride

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
"On fluoride of Silver.—Part III." By G. GORE, FRS Received October 6, 1871. (Abstract.) In this communication the author has finally shown that the action ..."

2. A German-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1917)
"Flunder, m. flounder. Fluor, n. fluorine. Fluor-, of or combined with fluorine, fluoro-, ihm-, fluoride of (see instances following). ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"Ammonium silicon fluoride. See Fluosilicate, ammonium. Ammonium silver fluoride ... Ammonium fluoride tungsten oxyfluoride ammonium tungstate, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"Titan ic fluoride, TiF', is obtained by distilling a mixture of fluor-spar and titanic oxide with fuming sulphuric acid in a platinum apparatus ; it then ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"Boro-fluoride of Potassium.—It is prepared by dropping boro-fluoride of hydrogen drop by drop into a solution of a salt of potassa, and falls as a ..."

6. First Outlines of a Dictionary of Solubilities of Chemical Substances by Frank Humphreys Storer (1864)
"Decomposed by boiling water to soluble fluoride of mercury and insoluble sulphide of ... fluoride OF PALLADIUM. Very slightly sol- Pd Fi nblc in water or in ..."

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