boride

[bawr-ahyd, bohr-]

noun Chemistry.

a compound consisting of two elements of which boron is the more electronegative one.

Nearby words

  1. borglum,
  2. boric,
  3. boric acid,
  4. boric oxide,
  5. boricua,
  6. boring,
  7. boring bar,
  8. boring machine,
  9. boring mill,
  10. boringly

Origin of boride

First recorded in 1860–65; bor- + -ide

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British Dictionary definitions for boride

boride

noun

a compound in which boron is the most electronegative element, esp a compound of boron and a metal

Word Origin for boride

C19: from bor (on) + -ide

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