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epoxide

[e-pok-sahyd, ih-pok-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. an organic chemical that contains a group consisting of an oxygen atom bound to two already connected atoms, usually carbon (epoxy group).Compare epoxy(def 2).
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Origin of epoxide

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British Dictionary definitions for epoxide

epoxide

noun
    1. a compound containing an oxygen atom joined to two different groups that are themselves joined to other groups
    2. (as modifier)epoxide resin
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Word Origin

C20: from epi- + oxide
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epoxide in Science

epoxide

[ĕ-pŏksīd]
  1. A ring-shaped compound consisting of an oxygen atom bonded to two other atoms, usually of carbon, that are already bonded to each other. Epoxides are used to make epoxies.
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