epoxy group

epoxide

[e-pok-sahyd, ih-pok-]
noun Chemistry.
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 ).

Origin:
ep- + oxide

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epoxide (ɪˈpɒksaɪd)
 
n
a.  a compound containing an oxygen atom joined to two different groups that are themselves joined to other groups
 b.  (as modifier): epoxide resin
 
[C20: from epi- + oxide]

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epoxide   (ě-pŏk'sīd)  Pronunciation Key 
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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