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[bawr-ahyd, bohr-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound consisting of two elements of which boron is the more electronegative one.
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Origin of boride

First recorded in 1860–65; bor- + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for boride


  1. a compound in which boron is the most electronegative element, esp a compound of boron and a metal
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Word Origin

C19: from bor (on) + -ide
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