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Meaning of fluorine

fluor•ine

Pronunciation: (floor'ēn, -in, flôr'-, flōr'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. the most reactive nonmetallic element, a pale-yellow, corrosive, toxic gas that occurs combined, esp. in fluorite, cryolite, phosphate rock, and other minerals. Symbol: F; at. wt.: 18.9984; at. no.: 9.
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