from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) A suffix used to denote: (a) The nonmetallic, or negative, element or radical in a binary compound. (b) A compound which is an anhydride. (c) Any one of a series of derivatives

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside
  • suffix a binary compound of a nonmetal - bromide, arsenide
  • suffix any of a group of several elements - lanthanide


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