sel·​e·​nide ˈse-lə-ˌnīd How to pronounce selenide (audio)
: a binary compound of selenium with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of selenide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, very similar curves also appeared in Dr. Dias’s thesis for an entirely different material, germanium selenide. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 26 July 2023 Fortunately, some progress has been made by companies trying to commercialize other flexible solar materials, such as the semiconductor made of copper indium gallium selenide. Samuel D. Stranks, Scientific American, 1 July 2015 Kimber first became suspicious about Dias’s work when Hamlin pointed out a detail in a 2021 Physical Review Letters (PRL) paper on which Kimber and Dias were co-authors: A plot about manganese sulfide was nearly identical to a plot of germanium selenide in Dias’s thesis. Bydaniel Garisto,, 13 Apr. 2023 Cadmium minerals are very rare and include cadmoselite (a cadmium-selenide), greenockite (a cadmium-sulfide) and otavite (a cadmium-carbonate). David Bressan, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 The only opening in their small enclosure is a small window made of zinc selenide pointed at the sky. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 13 Dec. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of selenide was in 1849

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“Selenide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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