Definition of Superoxide

1. Noun. A metallic oxide containing the univalent anion O2-.

Generic synonyms: Oxide



2. Noun. The univalent anion O2-. "Much of the O2 supporting cellular respiration is reduced to the superoxide anion O2-"
Exact synonyms: Superoxide Anion
Generic synonyms: Anion

Definition of Superoxide

1. n. See Peroxide.

Definition of Superoxide

1. Noun. (chemistry) A peroxide ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) The univalent anion, ''O2-'', obtained from molecular oxygen by adding an electron; any compound containing this anion ¹

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Definition of Superoxide

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superoxide

superorganized
superoscillatory
superoutburst
superoutbursts
superoverwhelming
superovulate
superovulated
superovulates
superovulating
superovulation
superovulations
superoxidation
superoxidations
superoxide (current term)
superoxide anion
superoxide dismutase
superoxides
superparallel
superparamagnet
superparamagnetic
superparamagnetically
superparamagnetism
superparamagnets
superparasitism
superparticle
superparticles
superparticular
superparticular number

Literary usage of Superoxide

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"The assembly of the oxidase has been extensively studied using a cell-free system where the NADPH- dependent formation of superoxide is induced by a ..."

2. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"This causes wilting of leaves due to the oxidation of cellular components by superoxide, and PQ has been used as a herbicide. superoxide dismutase (SOD) ..."

3. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"superoxide of Lead. When red-lead is treated with moderately strong nitric acid, there are formed nitrate of protoxide of lead aiid superoxide of that metal ..."

4. A Complete Treatise on the Electro-deposition of Metals by Georg Langbein (1898)
"To coat gun barrels and other articles of steel or iron with superoxide of lead as ... The separation of superoxide of lead upon the anodes or upon objects ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"The composition of the compounds described in this section is as follows:— Red or dioxide 63.3 2 eq.+ Oxygen Black or protoxide 31.6 1 eq.-fdo. superoxide ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1902)
"This supposition was confirmed by the following laits :— Lecoq (Comptes Rendus, cu., 359, 483) had already observed the formation of the superoxide of ..."

7. Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry by Adolf Pinner (1882)
"... and is gradually decomposed by it into acetic acid : HQ° = 2 CH3-COOH. Barium peroxide converts acetic anhydride into acetyl superoxide, ..."

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