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[mon-ok-sahyd, muh-nok-] /mɒnˈɒk saɪd, məˈnɒk-/

noun, Chemistry.
an containing one oxygen atom in each molecule.
an oxide that contains one oxygen atom per molecule: carbon monoxide, CO

“oxide with one oxygen atom in each molecule,” 1869, from mono- + oxide.

monoxide mon·ox·ide (mə-nŏk’sīd’)
An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
A compound consisting of two elements, one of which is a single oxygen atom. Carbon monoxide, for example, contains a carbon atom bound to a single oxygen atom.


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