fluorite: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (floor'īt, flôr'-, flōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a common mineral, calcium fluoride, CaF, occurring in green, blue, purple, yellow, or colorless crystals, usually in cubes: the principal source of fluorine, used also as a flux in metallurgy and for ornament. Also called
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