a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of -ide
extracted from oxide
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British Dictionary definitions for -ide
suffix forming nouns
(added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compoundsodium chloride
indicating an organic compound derived from anotheracetanilide
indicating one of a class of compounds or elementspeptide; lanthanide
Word Origin for -ide
from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid
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Medicine definitions for -ide
Group of related chemical compounds:monosaccharide.
Binary compound:sodium chloride.
Chemical element with properties similar to another:lanthanide.
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Science definitions for -ide
A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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