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Fluorite \Flu"or*ite\, n. (Min.) Calcium fluoride ( CaF2), a mineral of many different colors, white, yellow, purple, green, red, etc., often very beautiful, crystallizing commonly in cubes with perfect octahedral cleavage; also massive. It is used as a flux. Some varieties are used for ornamental vessels. Also called fluor spar, or simply fluor.


Fluoride \Flu"or*ide\ (? or ?; 104), n. [Cf. F. fluoride.] (Chem.) A binary compound of fluorine with another element or radical.

Calcium fluoride (Min.), fluorite, CaF2. See Fluorite.


The molecular formula CaF may refer to:

  • Calcium fluoride
  • Fluorite