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oxonium compound

[ok-soh-nee-uh m] /ɒkˈsoʊ ni əm/
noun, Chemistry.
a salt formed by the reaction of an acid with an organic compound containing a basic oxygen atom.
Origin of oxonium compound
ox- + New Latin -onium (abstracted from ammonium) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for oxonium compound

oxonium compound

(chem) any of a class of salts derived from certain organic ethers or alcohols by adding a proton to the oxygen atom and thus producing a positive ion (oxonium ion)
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