フッ素

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Japanese[edit]

Chemical element
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Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(futsu, used phonetically) +‎ ‎(so, chemical element). ‎(futsu) was chosen for the initial fu, to match the initial /f/ in English fluorine.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

フッ素 ‎(hiragana and katakana フッそ, romaji fusso)

  1. fluorine, F
  2. fluorine gas

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly written with katakana instead of kanji for the portion, due to the rarity of the character.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0