chloride

[ klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr- /
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noun

a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl.
a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CH3Cl.

Origin of chloride

First recorded in 1805–15; chlor-2 + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for chloride

chloride

/ (ˈklɔːraɪd) /

noun

any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl
any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH 3 Cl
Derived Formschloridic (kləˈrɪdɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for chloride

chloride


n.

"compound of chlorine and another element," 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.

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Medicine definitions for chloride

chloride

[ klôrīd′ ]

n.

A binary compound of chlorine.
Related formschlo•ridic (klə-rĭdĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for chloride

chloride

[ klôrīd′ ]

A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.
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