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hydroxide

[hahy-drok-sahyd, -sid] /haɪˈdrɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun
1.
a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group.
Origin of hydroxide
1820-1830
1820-30; hydr-2 + oxide
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxide

hydroxide

/haɪˈdrɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
a base or alkali containing the ion OH
2.
any compound containing an -OH group
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Word Origin and History for hydroxide
n.

1851, from hydro- + oxide.

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hydroxide in Medicine

hydroxide hy·drox·ide (hī-drŏk'sīd')
n.
A chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group, especially one that releases a hydroxyl group when dissolved.

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hydroxide in Science
hydroxide
  (hī-drŏk'sīd')   
A chemical compound containing one or more hydroxyl radicals (OH). Inorganic hydroxides include hydroxides of metals, some of which, like sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and calcium hydroxide, are strong bases that are important industrial alkalis. Some metal hydroxides, such as those of zinc and lead, are amphoteric (they act like both acids and bases). Organic hydroxides include the alcohols.
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