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Medical Term:

fluorine

Pronunciation: flor'en

Definition: A gaseous chemical element, atomic no. 9, atomic wt. 18.9984032; 18F (half-life of 1.83 h) is used as a diagnostic aid in various tissue scans.

[L. fluere, flow]

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