perfluoro etymology

English word perfluoro comes from English per-, English fluoro (A fluorescent light (colloquial) Of a fluorescent colour.)

Detailed word origin of perfluoro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
per- English (eng) (non-productive) Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps. (chemistry) Added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of atoms of that element (usually four).. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.. (non-productive) In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense [...]
fluoro English (eng) A fluorescent light (colloquial) Of a fluorescent colour.
perfluoro English (eng) (chemistry, in combination) Describing any compound or radical in which every hydrogen atom has been replaced by fluorine.

Words with the same origin as perfluoro

Descendants of per-
benzole peroxide mercury perchloride orthoperiodate orthoperiodic perchlorate perfluorinated perfluoroalkoxy perfluoroisobutene perfluorooctanoic acid perhydrate perhydro periodic periodo permanganate pernitrate perorate peroxide perradial persulfate persulfide perusal peruse plumbic peroxide potassium permanganate
Descendants of fluoro