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[hal-ahyd, -id, hey-lahyd, -lid] /ˈhæl aɪd, -ɪd, ˈheɪ laɪd, -lɪd/

a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a halide.
a binary compound containing a halogen atom or ion in combination with a more electropositive element
any organic compound containing halogen atoms in its molecules

a compound of a halogen and a metal radical, 1876, from halo- + chemical suffix -ide.

halide hal·ide (hāl’īd’, hā’līd’)
A chemical compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or group.
(hāl’īd’, hā’līd’)
A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.


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