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sesquioxide

[ses-kwee-ok-sahyd, -sid] /ˌsɛs kwiˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen and two of another element, as aluminum oxide, Al 2 O 3 .
Origin of sesquioxide
1825-1835
1825-35; sesqui- + oxide
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sesquioxide

/ˌsɛskwɪˈɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
any of certain oxides whose molecules contain three atoms of oxygen for every two atoms of the element: chromium sesquioxide, Cr2O3
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