superoxide

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su·per·ox·ide

noun \-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of SUPEROXIDE

:  the monovalent anion O2 or a compound containing it <potassium superoxide KO2>

First Known Use of SUPEROXIDE

circa 1847

su·per·ox·ide

noun \-ˈäk-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPEROXIDE

: any of various toxic oxygen-containing free radicals; especially : the monovalent anion O2 or a compound containing it <potassium superoxide KO2>

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