trifluoride etymology

English word trifluoride comes from English tri-, English fluoride

Detailed word origin of trifluoride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
fluoride English (eng) (chemistry) A binary compound of fluorine and another element or radical.. (chemistry) Any salt of hydrofluoric acid; for example, potassium fluoride.
trifluoride English (eng) (chemistry) any chloride containing three fluorine atoms in each molecule.

Words with the same origin as trifluoride

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of fluoride
fluoridate fluoridise fluoridosis