fluoro-


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fluoro-

or fluor-
pref.
1. Fluorine: fluorosis.
2. Fluorescence: fluoroscope.

[From fluorine and from fluor.]

fluoro-

or before a vowel

fluor-

combining form
1. (Chemistry) indicating the presence of fluorine: fluorocarbon.
2. (Chemistry) indicating fluorescence: fluoroscope.

fluoro-

1. a combining form meaning “fluorine” or “fluoride”: fluorocarbon.
2. a combining form meaning “fluorescence”: fluoroscope.
[< New Latin]
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More recently, attention has also been paid to a particular class of fluoro- based surfactants used in fire-fighting foams and surface coatings in textile treatment.
Two major fluoro-coating resin producers have developed processes to allow a hydrophilic moiety such as a siloxane to be carried to the surface of a fluorocoating by a volatile fluoro- carrier in order to provide a final hydrophilic finish to a normal hydrophobic system.