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superoxide

[soo-per-ok-sahyd, -sid] /ˌsu pərˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound containing the univalent ion O 2 .
2.
peroxide (def 1a, b).
Also called hyperoxide.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; super- + oxide
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  • There is a second reaction that involves superoxide, a negatively charged oxygen molecule.
British Dictionary definitions for superoxide

superoxide

/ˌsuːpərˈɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
any of certain metal oxides that contain the O2 ion: potassium superoxide, KO2
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superoxide in Medicine

superoxide su·per·ox·ide (sōō'pər-ŏk'sīd')
n.
A compound containing a univalent anionic oxygen molecule or the univalent anion itself.

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