from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A binary compound of boron with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A primary compound of boron with a metallic element.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A binary compound of boron with a more positive or basic element or radical; -- formerly called boruret.

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  • noun chemistry the B3− anion
  • noun chemistry any binary compound of boron and a more electropositive element


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