meth·​ide | \ ˈmeˌthīd \
plural -s

Definition of methide

1 : a binary compound of methyl usually with a metal mercuric methide Hg(CH3)2
2 : a compound that contains a methylene group as part of a quinonoid structure and that is formed as an intermediate in the condensation of a phenol and formaldehyde to yield a resin quinone methide O=C6H4=CH2

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“Methide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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