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fluoro- fluorine. [2 definitions]
fluorocarbon any of various organic chemical compounds resulting from the substitution of fluorine for hydrogen in a hydrocarbon, used in refrigeration, lubrication, plastic and resin manufacture, as a fire extinguisher, and formerly as the propellant in aerosol cans.
fluorometer a device used to detect and measure the wavelength and intensity of fluorescence.
fluoroscope a fluorescent screen used with x-rays or other radiation for viewing the internal structure of opaque objects such as the human body.
fluoroscopy examination by means of a fluoroscope.
fluorosis an abnormal condition, such as mottling of teeth, caused by excess intake of fluoride compounds.
fluorspar see "fluorite."
flurry a light snowfall that lasts only a short time. [4 definitions]
flush1 a brief but heavy gush or flow, esp. of water. [10 definitions]
flush2 full, plentiful, or plentifully supplied, as with money. [6 definitions]
flush3 to frighten from cover or cause to start up or take flight. [3 definitions]
flush4 a hand or set of playing cards all of the same suit, of special value in certain card games.
fluster to cause to be or to become nervous, confused, or agitated. [2 definitions]
flute a high-pitched musical instrument of the woodwind family, consisting of a long slender tube of wood or metal with finger holes or keys along it, that is played by blowing into a mouthpiece at one end or across a hole near one end. [8 definitions]
fluting a decorative pattern of long, rounded, parallel grooves, as on columns or some glassware. [3 definitions]
flutist a person who plays the flute, esp. professionally.
flutter to move swiftly back and forth or up and down in a jerky or irregular manner; flap. [9 definitions]
flutter kick a swimming kick in which the legs are extended horizontally and moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees.
fluty with a soft, clear, flutelike tone.
fluvial of, found in, or produced by a river.
flux a flow or flowing in, as of the tide. [9 definitions]