epoxy group

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epoxide   (ě-pŏk'sīd)  Pronunciation Key 
A ring-shaped compound consisting of an oxygen atom bonded to two other atoms, usually of carbon, that are already bonded to each other. Epoxides are used to make epoxies.
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