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fluor·ite

 (flo͝or′īt′, flôr′-)
n.
A mineral, essentially CaF2, that is often fluorescent in ultraviolet light and occurs in light green, blue, yellow, brown, and colorless forms. Also called fluor, fluorspar.

fluorite

(ˈflʊəraɪt)
n
(Minerals) US and Canadian a white or colourless mineral sometimes fluorescent and often tinted by impurities, found in veins and as deposits from hot gases. It is used in the manufacture of glass, enamel, and jewellery, and is the chief ore of fluorine. Composition: calcium fluoride. Formula: CaF2. Crystal structure: cubic. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): fluorspar or fluor

fluo•rite

(ˈflʊər aɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
a mineral, calcium fluoride, CaF2, occurring in crystals and in masses: the chief source of fluorine. Also called fluor , fluorspar.
[1865–70; < Italian; see fluor, -ite1]

fluor·ite

(flo͝or′īt′)
A mineral consisting of calcium fluoride. Fluorite occurs in many colors (especially yellow and purple), usually in crystals shaped like cubes or octahedrons, and is often fluorescent in ultraviolet light. It is the mineral used to represent a hardness of 4 on the Mohs scale.
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Noun1.fluorite - a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
atomic number 20, Ca, calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
atomic number 9, fluorine, F - 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
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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