Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-] /ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr-/

a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as , NaCl.
a compound containing chlorine, as , CH 3 Cl.
any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl–
any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH3Cl

“compound of chlorine and another element,” 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.

chloride chlo·ride (klôr’īd’)
A binary compound of chlorine.
chlo·rid’ic (klə-rĭd’ĭk) adj.
A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.


Read Also:

  • Chloride-of-lime

    noun 1. . noun 1. another name for bleaching powder

  • Chloride-paper

    noun, Photography. 1. a relatively slow printing paper coated with an emulsion of silver chloride: used mostly for contact prints.

  • Chloride shift

    chloride shift n. The movement of chloride ions from the plasma into red blood cells as a result of the transfer of carbon dioxide from tissues to the plasma, a process that serves to maintain blood pH.

  • Chiromancy

    [kahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈkaɪ rəˌmæn si/ noun 1. . /ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ/ noun 1. another word for palmistry noun See cheiromancy n. “divination by the hand, palmistry,” 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir “hand” (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.

Disclaimer: Chloride definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.