Basic anhydride

see under anhydride (def 1).
a compound formed by removing water from a more complex compound: an oxide of a nonmetal (acid anhydride) or a metal (basic anhydride) that forms an acid or a base, respectively, when united with water.
a compound from which water has been abstracted.
a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration
a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water
also called acid anhydride, acyl anhydride. any organic compound containing the group formed by removal of one water molecule from two carboxyl groups

anhydride an·hy·dride (ān-hī’drīd’)
a chemical compound formed from another by the removal of water.
a chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.

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