1. [ adverb ] compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
Synonyms: see see_also confer cf.
2. [ noun ] (medicine,genetics,pathology) the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure
Synonyms: fibrocystic_disease_of_the_pancreas pancreatic_fibrosis mucovioscidosis mucoviscidosis cystic_fibrosis
Related terms: fibrosis monogenic_disease genetic_disease
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
Synonyms: atomic_number_98 californium
Related terms: metallic_element
Similar spelling:   cfo