, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.Fluid ounce. (a) In the United States, a measure of capacity, in apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains. (b) In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.Fluids of the body. (Physiol.) The circulating blood and lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle serum are the more important fluids of the body. The tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per cent of water.Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.

(Flu"id*al) a. Pertaining to a fluid, or to its flowing motion.

Fluidal structure(Geol.), the structure characteristic of certain volcanic rocks in which the arrangement of the minute crystals shows the lines of flow of thew molten material before solidification; — also called fluxion structure.

(Flu*id"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. fluidité.] The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aëriform, or gaseous state; — opposed to solidity.

It was this want of organization, this looseness and fluidity of the new movement, that made it penetrate through every class of society.
J. R. Green.

(Flu"id*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fluidized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fluidizing.] To render fluid.

(Flu"id*ness), n. The state of being fluid; fluidity.

(Flu"id*ounce`), n. See Fluid ounce, under Fluid.

(Flu"i*drachm`) n. See Fluid dram, under Fluid. Pharm. of the U. S.

(Flu"kan) n. (Mining) Flucan.

(Fluke) n. [Cf. AS. floc a kind of flatfish, Icel. floki a kind of halibut.]

1. (Zoöl.) The European flounder. See Flounder. [Written also fleuk, flook, and flowk].
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2. (Zoöl.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot.
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(Fluke) n. [Cf. LG. flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. akin to E. fly.]

1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.

2. (Zoöl.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.

3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.

4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke. [Cant, Eng.] A. Trollope.

(Fluke"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as 1st Fluke, 2.

(Fluk"y) a. Formed like, or having, a fluke.

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