dioxide

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noun di·ox·ide \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of dioxide

  1. :  an oxide (as carbon dioxide) containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule

Origin and Etymology of dioxide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1847

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DIOXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

dioxide

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noun di·ox·ide \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of dioxide for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : a molecule that has two atoms of oxygen and one atom of another element (such as carbon)


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dioxide

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noun di·ox·ide \(ˈ)dī-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of dioxide

  1. :  an oxide (as carbon dioxide) containing two atoms of oxygen in a molecule



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