from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Group of related chemical compounds: monosaccharide.
- suffix Binary compound: sodium chloride, hydrogen cyanide.
- suffix Chemical element with properties similar to another: lanthanide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside
- suffix a binary compound of a nonmetal - bromide, arsenide
- suffix any of a group of several elements - lanthanide
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix used to denote: (a) The nonmetallic, or negative, element or radical in a binary compound. (b) A compound which is an anhydride. (c) Any one of a series of derivatives
From (ox)ide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)