ep·​ox·​ide | \ (ˌ)e-ˈpäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce epoxide (audio) \

Definition of epoxide

: an epoxy compound

Examples of epoxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers found that an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH, which is more abundant in the colons of obese people, is responsible for colin inflammation, which can be an early signal of colon cancer. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "UMass Amherst food scientists discover how obesity could be linked to colon cancer," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of epoxide

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Epoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxide. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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