Oxide



[ok-sahyd, -sid] /ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
/ˈɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
any compound of oxygen with another element
2.
any organic compound in which an oxygen atom is bound to two alkyl or aryl groups; an ether or epoxide
n.

“compound of oxygen with another element,” 1790, from French oxide (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from ox(ygène) (see oxygen) + (ac)ide “acid” (see acid).

oxide ox·ide (ŏk’sīd’)
n.
A binary compound of an element or a radical with oxygen.
oxide
(ŏk’sīd’)
A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.

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