ar·​se·​nide | \ ˈär-sə-ˌnīd How to pronounce arsenide (audio) \

Definition of arsenide

: a binary compound of arsenic with a more electropositive element

Examples of arsenide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ordinary laser pointers have a chip containing aluminum gallium arsenide phosphide, and emit a red beam at a wavelength of 670 nanometers. Josh Mchugh, WIRED, "Beam On," 1 Aug. 2001

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First Known Use of arsenide

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arsenide

borrowed from German Arsenid, from Arsen arsenic entry 1 + -id -ide

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The first known use of arsenide was in 1799

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3 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arsenide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of arsenide

: a binary compound of arsenic with a more positive element

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