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Meaning of fluoride

fluor•ide

Pronunciation: (floor'īd, flôr'-, flōr'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a salt of hydrofluoric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is fluorine, as sodium fluoride, NaF.
  2. a compound containing fluorine, as methyl fluoride, CHF.
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