noun suffix

chemistry : a chemical made up of two or more elements

Full Definition of -IDE

:  binary chemical compound —added to the contracted name of the nonmetallic or more electronegative element <hydrogen sulfide> or group <cyanide>
:  chemical compound derived from or related to another (usually specified) compound <anhydride> <glucoside>

Variants of -IDE

-ide also -id

Origin of -IDE

German & French; German -id, from French -ide (as in oxide)


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