hy·​dro·​per·​ox·​ide | \ ˌhī-drō-pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroperoxide (audio) \

Definition of hydroperoxide

: a compound containing an O2H group

Examples of hydroperoxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Texas A&M study said that the plant held up to half a million pounds of one the chemicals, cumene hydroperoxide. Julie Turkewitz, Henry Fountain And Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, "New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and ‘Noxious’ Smoke," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hydroperoxide

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroperoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroperoxide. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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hy·​dro·​per·​ox·​ide | \ -pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroperoxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroperoxide

: a compound containing the monovalent group −OOH

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