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chloride

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noun chlo·ride \ˈklȯr-ˌīd\

Simple Definition of chloride

  • : a chemical compound of chlorine with another element or group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chloride

  1. 1 :  a compound of chlorine with another element or group; especially :  a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid

  2. 2 :  a monovalent anion consisting of one atom of chlorine

Origin and Etymology of chloride

German Chlorid, from chlor- + -id -ide


First Known Use: 1812


Medical Dictionary

chloride

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noun chlo·ride \ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, ˈklȯ(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of chloride

  1. 1:  a compound of chlorine with another element or radical; especially :  a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid—called also muriate

  2. 2:  a monovalent anion consisting at one atom of chlorine




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