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chloride

[klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-] /ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr-/
noun
1.
a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl.
2.
a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CH 3 Cl.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; chlor-2 + -ide
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Examples from the web for chloride
  • The matter at hand was a proposal to ban the purchase of polyvinyl chloride products using city funds.
  • The sodium and chloride ions in salt water conduct electricity.
  • Salt is made of two ions: positively charged sodium and negatively charged chloride.
  • If inundated by chloride ions, as a result of corrosion by salt water, their conductivity increases.
  • It plans to eliminate one more-polyvinyl chloride-from new computer models this year.
  • The inhibitory aspect occurs due to a hyperpolarization of neurons, secondary to an influx of chloride ions.
  • chloride is one of the hypothesized intermediates, and there are chloride-specific electrodes on the market.
  • Mix water and calcium chloride together until the calcium chloride dissolves and set the strainer in the water bowl.
  • Seawater is a lot more complex than a simple solution of water and sodium chloride.
  • chloride and conductivity probes sense the same flow stream at the rear of the vehicle.
British Dictionary definitions for chloride

chloride

/ˈklɔːraɪd/
noun
1.
any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl
2.
any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH3Cl
Derived Forms
chloridic (kləˈrɪdɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for chloride
n.

"compound of chlorine and another element," 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.

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chloride in Medicine

chloride chlo·ride (klôr'īd')
n.
A binary compound of chlorine.


chlo·rid'ic (klə-rĭd'ĭk) adj.
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chloride in Science
chloride
  (klôr'īd')   
A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.
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