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

Examples of anhydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acetic anhydride is the only chemical required to make heroin from the sap of opium poppies. Michael Smith, Bloomberg.com, 15 Sep. 2020 So Chen and his colleagues combined hyaluronic acid with another molecule called methacrylic anhydride. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of anhydride

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Anhydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhydride. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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