|anhydride (ænˈhaɪdraɪd, -drɪd)|
|1.||a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration|
|2.||a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water|
|3.||acid anhydride, Also called: acyl anhydride any organic compound containing the group -CO.O.CO- formed by removal of one water molecule from two carboxyl groups|
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|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
anhydride an·hy·dride (ān-hī'drīd')
A chemical compound formed from another by the removal of water.
|anhydride (ān-hī'drīd') Pronunciation Key
A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.