fluo-


Also found in: Dictionary.

fluo-

(flū'ō),
1. Combining form denoting flow.
See also: fluor-.
2. Prefix often used to denote fluorine (used in the generic names of drugs).
See also: fluor-.
[L. fluo, pp. fluxus, to flow]

fluor-

, fluoro-, fluo- [L. fluor, flowing, a flow]
1. A prefix used in chemistry for fluorine, fluoride
2. A prefix meaning fluorescence.
References in periodicals archive ?
One of such optical technologies is called Autofluorescence or Tissue fluo- rescence imaging" commercially available by the brand name VELscope".
As light illuminates the targeted tissue these biomolecules termed fluorophores absorb the energy in the illuminating light and respond by emitting fluo- rescent light of lower energy (and longer wavelength).
2000, "Algal and cyanobacterial responses to fluo- ride, Fluoride", 33 (2), 55-65.
effecTs of sysTeMic fluoride aNd iN viTro fluo- ride TreaTMeNT oN eNaMel crysTals.
The performance of conventional and fluo- rescence-based methods for occlusal cariesdetection: An in vivo study with histologic validation.