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
1780–90; < French (now oxyde), blend of oxygène and acide. See oxygen, acid
Related forms
oxidic
[ok-sid-ik] /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Example Sentences 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)
 
n
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
 
[C18: from French, from ox(ygène) + (ac)ide; see oxygen, acid]

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Word Origin and History for oxide
oxide
"compound of oxygen with another element," 1790, from Fr. oxide (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from ox(ygène) + (ac)ide. See oxygen.
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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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