HyperDic: fluorspar

English > 1 sense of the word fluorspar:
NOUNsubstancefluorspar, fluorite, fluora soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light
fluorspar > pronunciation
Soundsflao'rspaa.r; fluh'rspaa.r
RhymesAdar ... Zanzibar: 81 rhymes with aar...
English > fluorspar: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine.
Synonymsfluorite, fluor
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substancescalcium, Ca, atomic number 20A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light
fluorine, F, atomic number 9A nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens
Spanishfluorita
Catalanfluorita, fluor

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