anhydride

noun
an·​hy·​dride | \ (ˌ)an-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce anhydride (audio) \

Definition of anhydride

: a compound derived from another (such as an acid) by removal of the elements of water

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So Chen and his colleagues combined hyaluronic acid with another molecule called methacrylic anhydride. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Delivering drugs directly to the eye using microneedles that dissolve," 9 Nov. 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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anhydride

noun
an·​hy·​dride | \ (ˈ)an-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce anhydride (audio) \

Medical Definition of anhydride

: a compound derived from another (as an acid) by removal of the elements of water

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