Definitions

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  • n. A compound of carbon and oxygen, such as carbonyl, with some element or radical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound of carbon and oxygen, as carbonyl, with some element or radical.

Etymologies

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Blend of carbon and oxide

Examples

  • I had in front of me some of the finest destructive agents you could wish to light upon -- carbon-monoxide, chlorine-trioxide, mercuric-oxide, conine, potassamide, potassium-carboxide, cyanogen -- when Edwards entered.

    The Beetle

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