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oxide

[ok-sahyd, -sid] /ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
Also, oxid
[ok-sid] /ˈɒk sɪd/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < French (now oxyde), blend of oxygène and acide. See oxygen, acid
Related forms
oxidic
[ok-sid-ik] /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for oxide
  • Some wires, made of cobalt oxide and gold, become the negative poles of the battery.
  • He welded them together and applied a patina of iron oxide.
  • More than three-quarters of agriculture's nitrous oxide emissions result from manmade fertilizers.
  • Thick- ness of backing and oxide coating must be constant.
  • Among the gases available for inhaling was nitrous oxide.
  • Nitric oxide, a soluble gas, is a natural chemical in the body that relaxes smooth muscles and expands blood vessels.
  • Packed inside the zirconium cladding are pellets of uranium oxide or other fissionable materials.
  • Some people with low tolerance for the ultrasonic probe may wish to request nitrous oxide.
  • Other greenhouse gases emitted by natural and artificial sources also include methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases.
  • Rubies are formed of a mineral called corundum, comprised of aluminum oxide.
British Dictionary definitions for oxide

oxide

/ˈɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
any compound of oxygen with another element
2.
any organic compound in which an oxygen atom is bound to two alkyl or aryl groups; an ether or epoxide
Word Origin
C18: from French, from ox(ygène) + (ac)ide; see oxygen, acid
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Word Origin and History for oxide
n.

"compound of oxygen with another element," 1790, from French oxide (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from ox(ygène) (see oxygen) + (ac)ide "acid" (see acid).

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oxide in Medicine

oxide ox·ide (ŏk'sīd')
n.
A binary compound of an element or a radical with oxygen.

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oxide in Science
oxide
  (ŏk'sīd')   
A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
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