fluorine fluorine  /f ˈlʊ ˌrin/


  • (n) a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite




  1. This water contained six parts of fluorine to the million.
  2. Most people have heard that fluorine probably has something to do with keeping teeth healthy.
  3. Dentists suspect that the county's main tooth preserver is fluorine.


  • High School Student Jessica Lee Prints Vulgar Message Below Yearbook Pic

    A high school student was able to print a very vulgar message below her yearbook photo, as she hid it in periodic table code. Jessica Lee wrote "F**k b**ches get money" below her picture. The message read as, "(F) fluorine (U) uranium ( C) carbon (K) potassium (Bi) bismuth (Tc) technetium (He) helium (S) sulfur (Ge) germanium (T m) thulium (O) oxygen (Ne) neon (Y) yttrium." Users on Reddit put ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

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