sodium fluoride
noun Date: 1869 a poisonous crystalline salt NaF that is used in trace amounts in the fluoridation of drinking water and toothpastes, in metallurgy, as a flux, and as a pesticide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sodium fluoride — IUPAC name Sodium fluoride …   Wikipedia

  • sodium fluoride — n a poisonous crystalline salt NaF that is used in trace amounts in the fluoridation of drinking water, toothpastes, and oral rinses and in metallurgy, as a flux, as an antiseptic, and as a pesticide see LURIDE * * * a salt of sodium used to… …   Medical dictionary

  • sodium fluoride — n. a colorless, toxic, crystalline powder, NaF, with many uses, esp. as an insecticide, in making glass, and, in minute quantities, in toothpaste and to fluoridate public water supplies …   English World dictionary

  • sodium fluoride — noun a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (NaF) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay • Hypernyms: ↑salt * * * noun : either of two poisonous crystalline salts usually made by reaction of hydrofluoric acid with soda ash: a …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium fluoride — natrio fluoridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė NaF atitikmenys: angl. sodium fluoride rus. натрий фтористый; натрия фторид …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sodium fluoride — a salt of sodium used to prevent tooth decay. It is administered by mouth or applied to the teeth as a paste, mouthwash, or gel. Taken in excess by mouth, it may cause digestive upsets and large doses may cause fluorine poisoning. See also… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sodium fluoride — a colorless, crystalline, water soluble, poisonous solid, NaF, used chiefly in the fluoridation of water, as an insecticide, and as a rodenticide. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • sodium fluoride — noun The salt NaF, used in the fluoridation of water …   Wiktionary

  • sodium fluoride — so′dium fluor′ide n. chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble, poisonous solid, NaF, used chiefly in the fluoridation of water, as an insecticide, and as a rodenticide • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • sodium fluoride and phosphoric acid gel — [USP] a fluoride containing preparation, consisting of sodium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid, and phosphoric acid, with concentrations of 1.23 per cent fluoride ion and 0.98 per cent phosphoric acid, pH of 3.0 to 3.5, and flavoring, coloring,… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”