fluoride

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(floo′(ŏ)-rīd″)

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[fluor- + -ide]
A compound of fluorine, usually with a radical; a salt of hydrofluoric acid. Considerable evidence shows that some fluoride compounds prevent dental caries (tooth decay).
Descriptive text is not available for this imageTopical fluoride applications are toxic if swallowed. Seek medical care immediately.

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(floo′(ŏ)-rīd″)

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[fluor- + -ide]
A compound of fluorine, usually with a radical; a salt of hydrofluoric acid. Considerable evidence shows that some fluoride compounds prevent dental caries (tooth decay).
Descriptive text is not available for this imageTopical fluoride applications are toxic if swallowed. Seek medical care immediately.

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