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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various, often chemical molecules formed by the attachment of ozone to a double bond or triple bond in an organic compound as an intermediate in ozonolysis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A substance formerly supposed to contain as a constituent ozone or the specially active form of oxygen. The term is sometimes rather vaguely applied to a substance capable of producing ozone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry the univalent anion, O3-, derived from ozone
  • noun chemistry any dark red salt of this anion and a metal
  • noun chemistry any of a number of explosive organic compounds containing a -O-O-O- group
  • noun chemistry any of a class of heterocycles, containing two carbon atoms (in positions 3 and 5) and three oxygen atoms (in positions 1, 2 and 4) produced by the reaction of ozone with a carbon to carbon double bond; the 1,2,4-trioxolanes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound

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