Definition of monoxide
: an oxide containing one atom of oxygen in a molecule
Recent Examples of monoxide from the Web
Fire officials say the level of carbon monoxide in the pool area was 300 parts per million.
Officially ruled suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, unexplained details — Todd was discovered with a broken nose and other injuries — surrounding the 30-year-old’s death have continued to fuel the long-running Hollywood mystery.
Every year around 400 people die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in the U.S., often resulting from cars left running in closed garages.
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Origin and Etymology of monoxide
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1868
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