noun Date: 1794 fluorite

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  • fluorspar — [flo͞o′ôr spär΄] n. FLUORITE …   English World dictionary

  • fluorspar — [ flʊəspα:, flɔ: ] noun another term for fluorite. Origin C18: from fluor a flow, a mineral used as a flux, fluorspar (based on L. fluere to flow ) + spar3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • fluorspar — fluoritas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. fluorite; fluorspar vok. Fluorit, m; Flußspat, m rus. плавиковый шпат, m; флюорит, m pranc. fluorine, m; spath fluor, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • fluorspar — n. = FLUORITE. Etymology: fluor a flow, any of the minerals used as fluxes, fluorspar, f. L fluor f. fluere flow + SPAR(3) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluorspar — /flooh awr spahr , euhr /, n. Mineral. fluorite. Also, fluor spar. [1785 95; FLUOR + SPAR3] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluorspar — noun A halide mineral composed of calcium fluoride. Syn: fluorite …   Wiktionary

  • fluorspar — n. fluorite; soft mineral which is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; main source of fluorine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluorspar — fluor·spar …   English syllables

  • fluorspar — flu•or•spar [[t]ˈflu ɔrˌspɑr, ər [/t]] n. mir fluorite • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • fluorspar — /ˈflʊəspa / (say floouhspah) noun a common mineral, calcium fluoride, CaF2, occurring in colourless, green, blue, purple, and yellow crystals, usually in cubes. It is the principal source of fluorine, and is also used as a flux in metallurgy and… …   Australian English dictionary

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