[bawr-ahyd, bohr-]

noun Chemistry.

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

Origin of boride

First recorded in 1860–65; bor- + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for boride



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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