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halide

[ hal-ahyd, -id, hey-lahyd, -lid ]
/ ˈhæl aɪd, -ɪd, ˈheɪ laɪd, -lɪd /
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noun
a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a halide.

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Origin of halide

First recorded in 1875–80; hal(ogen) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for halide

halide

halid (ˈhælɪd)

/ (ˈhælaɪd) /

noun
a binary compound containing a halogen atom or ion in combination with a more electropositive element
any organic compound containing halogen atoms in its molecules
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Scientific definitions for halide

halide
[ hălīd′, hālīd′ ]

A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.
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