acet·​y·​lide | \ ə-ˈse-tə-ˌlīd \
plural -s

Definition of acetylide

: a carbide derived from acetylene by the replacement of hydrogen by a metal cuprous acetylide C2Cu2

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First Known Use of acetylide

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetylide

International Scientific Vocabulary acetyl + -ide

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“Acetylide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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