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hy·dro·fluor·ic ac·id(hī'drō-flōr'ik as'id),
A solution of hydrogen fluoride gas in water; a poisonous, caustic, foaming liquid that is used to clean metals and can etch glass; extremely irritating to skin and lungs.
hydrofluoric acid/hy·dro·flu·o·ric ac·id/ (-floor´ik) a gaseous haloid acid, HF, extremely poisonous and corrosive.
a term applied to aqueous solutions of hydrogen fluoride, an organic acid used in dilute solutions for cleaning and etching. It is extremely poisonous, as well as corrosive to the skin.
hy·dro·fluor·ic ac·id(hī'drō-flōr'ik as'id)
A solution of hydrogen fluoride gas in water.
n a compound consisting of hydrogen and flourine. It is a very active, corrosive compound, used to etch glass and precious metals.
a glass etching agent; is in the effluent gases from some industrial plants making bricks, pottery, working aluminum. Creates a toxic hazard associated with industry. See also fluorosis.