tri·​ox·​ide | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce trioxide (audio) \

Definition of trioxide

: an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen

Examples of trioxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When an adhesive containing this additive is heated appropriately, the acid decomposes into three gases: sulphur dioxide, sulphur trioxide and steam. The Economist, "Crackle, pop, snap Self-destructing glue solves a sticky environmental problem," 28 May 2020 Instead the researchers only employed two differentiation agents: all-trans retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide. Philip Ball, Scientific American, "Close-Up Views of Tumors Reveal a New Cancer Biology," 21 Apr. 2020 In the future, the photographer plans to test out more exotic thermites like bismuth trioxide and manganese dioxide. Wired, "Distant Galaxies? The Death Star? Nope, These Are Explosions," 31 Oct. 2019 Thanks to its central location, its reputation for manufacturing and an abundant supply of sulfur trioxide in the area, Ohio was the perfect location for Morrisoe to begin implementing his vision of scaling up his chemical company. Jessica Levy,, "STEM and non-STEM employees alike power Pilot Chemical Company," 7 June 2019 The report listed three other products — aluminum ingots, ammonium paratungstate and tungsten trioxide — that Hongxiang sold to North Korea and that the United States Commerce Department considers to have possible civilian and nuclear uses. Jane Perlez And Chris Buckley, New York Times, "China Announces Inquiry Into Company Trading With North Korea," 20 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of trioxide

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Trioxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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tri·​ox·​ide | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce trioxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of trioxide

: an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen

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