• WordNet 3.6
    • n fluoride a salt of hydrofluoric acid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
    • n Fluoride (Chem) A binary compound of fluorine with another element or radical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first city in the US to put fluoride in their water.
    • n fluoride In chem., a compound of fluorin with another element.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fluoride a binary compound of fluorine with another element
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fluoride,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A name given by the alchemists to all mineral acids because of their fluidity, from L. fluĕre, to flow.


In literature:

While the arcs with plain carbons are bluish-white, those with carbons containing calcium fluoride have a notable golden glow.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
In the formation of healthy bones and teeth, calcium fluoride is essential.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Fluoride of lead, hot, conducts well, 1340.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
Sodium fluoride also possesses the advantage of not attracting moisture.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
The portion insoluble in water is readily dissolved in hydrofluoric acid, and is converted into zircon potassium fluoride.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
When the fluoride is quite dry, it is quickly introduced into a platinum alembic, which has just been dried by heating it to redness.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
With iodine it appears to form a fluoride.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
In other words, the fluorides of all the non-metals that can form fluorides.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Fluoride of chrome, chrome acetate, or alum, may be used as mordants if necessary.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
While the chlorides have formulas similar to the fluorides, their properties are often quite different.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson

In news:

Advocates who led the successful fight against adding fluoride to Wichita's water say they plan to take their campaign across the country.
In Tuesday's election, 60 percent of the voters opposed fluoridation in Wichita, while 40 percent voted for it.
Dentist upset over Pulaski decision to end fluoride in water.
Village of Pulaski will no longer be putting fluoride in drinking water.
Adams supports adding fluoride to Portland's water.
City fluoride debate will continue.
A group of residents has not given up its fight to get rid of fluoride in the city water supply.
Bill Buckley, a dentist who had been on the board for 25 years, pleaded fluoride 's case the best he could.
The board voted 3-1 to stop fluoridating.
Fluoride myths have no scientific backing.
Is fluoride harmful or not.
Fluoride Foes File Petitions.
Wichita residents are considering whether the city should add fluoride to its drinking water.
A televised debate on whether to add fluoride to the drinking water is scheduled for Oct 18 at the Central Library.
The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland's water, meaning Oregon's biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S.

In science:

Radiators: Two types of radiator materials considered as suitable for the final counter have been evaluated, as discussed in ref . 1) Sodium Fluoride (NaF ), a crystal with low refractive index .
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
BaNiF4, which was theoretically predicted to exhibit ferroelectrically induced magnetic order [289]. BaNiF4 is a representative of the isostructural family of barium fluorides of chemical formula BaMF4 with M=Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn, or Mg, etc.
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
The lenses and glass plates which support the mask and Lyot stop are made from insoluble Fluoride glass (AFG  made by Le Verre Fluor(cid:19)e) which transmits infrared wavelengths. ...
High angular resolution coronography for adaptive optics
The outside of the glass plates is coated by a resistive paint with a surface resistivity R□ ~ 1 ÷ 50 MΩ/□. The chambers are flushed with a mixture of R134A (93-95%), Isobutane (5%) and Sulfur Hexa-fluoride (0.2-0.5%) and are operated in avalanche mode.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
Mechanical Q-Factor Measurements on Calcium Fluoride at Cryogenic Temperatures Eur.
On the mechanical quality factors of cryogenic test masses from fused silica and crystalline quartz