Chiefly Brit. fluorite
Origin of fluorModern Latin from L, flux from fluere, to flow (see fluctuate): translated, translation of German fluss, origin, originally applied to minerals used as smelting fluxes, but later limited to those containing fluorine
fluoro-: used before a vowel
Origin of fluorNew Latin mineral belonging to a group used as fluxes from Latin a flowing from fluere to flow ; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of fluoro-
- (chemistry) Alternative form of fluoro- used before a vowel.