noun eth·oxide \eˈth+-\

Definition of ethoxide



  1. :  a binary compound of ethoxyl; especially :  a base formed from ethyl alcohol by replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen with a metal aluminum ethoxide Al(OC2H5)3

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Origin and Etymology of ethoxide

ethoxyl + -ide

First Known Use: 1852

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