[hal-ahyd, -id, hey-lahyd, -lid]
a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a halide.

1875–80; hal(ogen) + -ide

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halide or halid (ˈhælaɪd, ˈhælɪd)
1.  a binary compound containing a halogen atom or ion in combination with a more electropositive element
2.  any organic compound containing halogen atoms in its molecules
halid or halid

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halide hal·ide (hāl'īd', hā'līd')
A chemical compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or group.

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halide   (hāl'īd', hā'līd')  Pronunciation Key 
A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.
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Metal halide lamps are available in a variety of wattages and options.
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