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boride

[bawr-ahyd, bohr-] /ˈbɔr aɪd, ˈboʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound consisting of two elements of which boron is the more electronegative one.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; bor- + -ide
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  • The next step is to discover how to synthesize the new tungsten boride alloy under ambient conditions in a laboratory.
  • One type uses an integral fuel burnable absorber containing a thin boride coating on the surface of the fuel pellets.
British Dictionary definitions for boride

boride

/ˈbɔːraɪd/
noun
1.
a compound in which boron is the most electronegative element, esp a compound of boron and a metal
Word Origin
C19: from bor(on) + -ide
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