nitride

[nahy-trahyd, -trid]
noun Chemistry.
a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen.

Origin:
1840–50; nitr- + -ide

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nitride (ˈnaɪtraɪd)
 
n
a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg3N2

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nitride ni·tride (nī'trīd')
n.
A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus or a metal.

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