hy·​dro·​per·​ox·​ide ˌhī-drō-pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroperoxide (audio)
: 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, 31 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydroperoxide was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Hydroperoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroperoxide. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​dro·​per·​ox·​ide -pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroperoxide (audio)
: a compound containing the monovalent group −OOH
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