ep·​ox·​ide (ˌ)e-ˈpäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce epoxide (audio)
: an epoxy compound

Examples of epoxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ingredient that puts the poison in many types of rat poison is brodifacoum, a powerful anticoagulant that can inhibit the enzyme vitamin K epoxide reductase. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2022 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, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epoxide was in 1930

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“Epoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxide. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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