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halide

[hal-ahyd, -id, hey-lahyd, -lid] /ˈhæl aɪd, -ɪd, ˈheɪ laɪd, -lɪd/
noun
1.
a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a halide.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; hal(ogen) + -ide
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halide

/ˈhælaɪd/
noun
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
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halide

n.

a compound of a halogen and a metal radical, 1876, from halo- + chemical suffix -ide.

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halides in Medicine

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

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halides in Science
halide
  (hāl'īd', hā'līd')   
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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