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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)
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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 from the web for oxides
  • There will be a strong smell of ozone and nitrogen oxides in the area.
  • Another type of reaction that sodium hydroxide is involved in is with acidic oxides.
  • Sulfur oxides are precursors to sulfuric acid, a major component of acid rain.
  • Minerals are mainly oxides and sulfides, which are strictly inorganic.
British Dictionary definitions for oxides

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 oxides

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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oxides in Medicine

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

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