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Pronunciation: flor'id


  1. A compound of fluorine with a metal, a nonmetal, or an organic radical.
  2. The anion of fluorine; inhibits enolase; found in bone and tooth apatite; fluoride has a cariostatic effect; high levels are toxic.

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