American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Group of related chemical compounds: monosaccharide.
- n. Binary compound: sodium chloride, hydrogen cyanide.
- n. Chemical element with properties similar to another: lanthanide.
- n. any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside
- n. a binary compound of a nonmetal - bromide, arsenide
- n. any of a group of several elements - lanthanide
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Chem.) 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)
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