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dioxide

[ dahy-ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ daɪˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen, each of which is bonded directly to an atom of a second element, as manganese dioxide, MnO2, or nitrogen dioxide, NO2.
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Origin of dioxide

First recorded in 1840–50; di-1 + oxide

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British Dictionary definitions for dioxide

dioxide
/ (daɪˈɒksaɪd) /

noun
any oxide containing two oxygen atoms per molecule, both of which are bonded to an atom of another element
another name for a peroxide (def. 4)
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Scientific definitions for dioxide

dioxide
[ dī-ŏksīd ]

A compound containing two oxygen atoms per molecule.
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