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epoxide

[ e-pok-sahyd, ih-pok- ]
/ ɛˈpɒk saɪd, ɪˈpɒk- /
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noun Chemistry.
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
/ (ɪˈpɒksaɪd) /

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

Word Origin for epoxide

C20: from epi- + oxide
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Scientific definitions for epoxide

epoxide
[ ĕ-pŏksīd ]

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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