Definitions

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

Etymologies

From (ox)ide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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