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- n. Any substance formed by the union of two or more chemical elements in a fixed ratio, the union being a chemical bond.
- n. Any single substance, either compound or element
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- n. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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This is true, therefore, of man: the healthy body, he argued, is a sort of chemical compound in which these three principles are harmoniously blended (as in the Macrocosm) in due proportion, whilst disease is due to a preponderance of one principle, fevers, for example, being the result of an excess of sulphur (i.e. the fiery principle), etc.
An organic chemical compound that contains both an amine group and a carboxyl group; the unit of structure of proteins.
Off to the side, Gene Monahan was spraying Dent’s ankle with ethyl chloride, a chemical compound once used in leaded gasoline, more recently used as an inhalant drug during sex.