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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling salt; said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes the fluorides and cyanides.
  • n. Any haloid substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling salt; -- said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., like sea-salt: applied to all those compounds which consist of a metal directly united to chlorin, bromine, iodine, cyanogen, or fluorin. They are distinguished by the name of haloid salts because in constitution they are all similar to sea-salt.
  • n. A haloid salt.
  • n. Also spelled haloide.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek salt + -oid (Wiktionary)

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