anhydride [ an- hahy-drahyd, -drid ] SHOW IPA / ænˈhaɪ draɪd, -drɪd / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a compound formed by removing water from a more complex compound: an oxide of a nonmetal (acid anhydride) or a metal (basic anhydride) that forms an acid or a base, respectively, when united with water. a compound from which water has been abstracted. Nearby words anhui
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Like sulphur, selenium combines with oxygen and forms an
anhydride corresponding to sulphurous anhydride.
anhydride:—Obtained in a weighed capsule or tube, either by the crystallisation or sublimation test.
The constituents of rosin are chiefly (80-90%) abietic acid or its
anhydride together with pinic and sylvic acids.
Nitric peroxide, Peroxide of nitrogen, Nitrogen tetroxide, Hyponitric
anhydride. British Dictionary definitions for anhydride noun a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water Also called: acid anhydride, acyl anhydride any organic compound containing the group -CO.O.CO- formed by removal of one water molecule from two carboxyl groups Word Origin for anhydride
anhydr ( ous) + -ide
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Medicine definitions for anhydride n. A chemical compound formed from another by the removal of water.
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Science definitions for anhydride A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.
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