Definition of Oxide

1. Noun. Any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical.

Definition of Oxide

1. n. A binary compound of oxygen with an atom or radical, or a compound which is regarded as binary; as, iron oxide, ethyl oxide, nitrogen oxide, etc.

Definition of Oxide

1. Noun. (chemistry) A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element. ¹

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Definition of Oxide

1. a binary compound of oxygen with another element or radical [n -S] : OXIDIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Oxide

1. Any element (but especially a metal) that has formed a binary compound with oxygen. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxide

oxidation-reduction indicator
oxidation-reduction potential
oxidation-reduction reaction
oxidation-reduction system
oxidation number
oxidation pond
oxidation state
oxidative metabolism
oxidative phosphorylation
oxidative stress
oxide (current term)
oxidised cellulose
oxidised glutathione

Literary usage of Oxide

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"IN passing hydrogen gas over silver oxide in a bulb tube to show the reduction of the oxide to metallic silver I frequently ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The ferrous salts form pale greti solutions, which slowly absorb oxygen, and readily dies eh nitric oxide (p. 513). The manganous salts are of a p£= pink ..."

3. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"ing and heating, gives crude tungstic oxide. If a purer oxide is desired, ... Ignition of these crystals gives tungstic oxide. Alkali-Fluoride Method. ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Should lithopone be present, separate the zinc oxide and zinc sulphide as outlined under Lithopone, p. 1186. Carbon Dioxide. Determine as outlined under ..."

5. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1891)
"sary for the reaction might, precipitate cupric oxide—it is necessary to previously add some substance which will prevent this precipitation. ..."

6. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"de mercure jaune, — de mercure précipité, yellow mercuric oxide. ... magnétique, magnetic oxide of iron, fer- roso-ferric oxide. ..."

7. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1883)
"On submitting this tube, when sealed, to a temperature considerably above the boiling-point of water, magnetic oxide was deposited, apparently in the ..."

8. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1910)
"Nitric oxide may be determined by absorption * with a concentrated solution ... Under these conditions the nitric oxide is quantitatively burned according ..."

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