hexafluoride etymology

English word hexafluoride comes from English fluoride, English hexa- (Forming compound words with the sense of "six".)

Detailed word origin of hexafluoride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fluoride English (eng) (chemistry) A binary compound of fluorine and another element or radical.. (chemistry) Any salt of hydrofluoric acid; for example, potassium fluoride.
hexa- English (eng) Forming compound words with the sense of "six".
hexafluoride English (eng) (chemistry) any fluoride containing six fluorine atoms in each molecule.

Words with the same origin as hexafluoride

Descendants of fluoride
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Descendants of hexa-
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