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epoxide

[e-pok-sahyd, ih-pok-] /ɛˈpɒk saɪd, ɪˈpɒk-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an organic chemical that contains a group consisting of an oxygen atom bound to two already connected atoms, usually carbon (epoxy group)
Compare epoxy (def 2).
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British Dictionary definitions for epoxide

epoxide

/ɪˈpɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
  1. a compound containing an oxygen atom joined to two different groups that are themselves joined to other groups
  2. (as modifier) epoxide resin
Word Origin
C20: from epi- + oxide
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epoxide in Science
epoxide
  (ě-pŏk'sīd)   
A ring-shaped compound consisting of an oxygen atom bonded to two other atoms, usually of carbon, that are already bonded to each other. Epoxides are used to make epoxies.
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Encyclopedia Article for epoxide

cyclic ether with a three-membered ring. The basic structure of an epoxide contains an oxygen atom attached to two adjacent carbon atoms of a hydrocarbon.

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