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
Variant of fluoro–.
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.
- (chemistry) Alternative form of fluoro- used before a vowel.