superoxide

[soo-per-ok-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a compound containing the univalent ion O 2 .
2.
peroxide ( def 1a, b ).
Also called hyperoxide.


Origin:
1840–50; super- + oxide

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superoxide (ˌsuːpərˈɒksaɪd)
 
n
any of certain metal oxides that contain the O2-- ion: potassium superoxide, KO2

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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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There is a second reaction that involves superoxide, a negatively charged oxygen molecule.
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