chal·​co·​gen·​ide ˈkal-kə-jə-ˌnīd How to pronounce chalcogenide (audio)
: a binary compound of a chalcogen with a more electropositive element or radical

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Recent Examples on the Web These are made up of one of more than a dozen transition metals (M) along with one of the three chalcogenides (X): sulfur, selenium, or tellurium. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Jan. 2020

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chalcogenide was in 1935

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“Chalcogenide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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