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superoxide

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noun su·per·ox·ide \-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of superoxide

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



Circa 1847

First Known Use of superoxide

circa 1847


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superoxide

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noun su·per·ox·ide \-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of superoxide

  1. :  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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