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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Over the years, the production capacity of fluoro- products has grown in step with consumption needs, especial in Asia, where annul consumption has increased 15%, which is more than the global increase of 4%.
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.
The fluoro- polymer PVDF-SOLEF is known for its exceptional chemical stability and excellent resistance to aging.