hydride

[hahy-drahyd, -drid]
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noun

a binary compound formed by hydrogen and another, usually more electropositive, element or group, as sodium hydride, NaH, or methyl hydride, CH4.

Nearby words

  1. hydremia,
  2. hydrencephalocele,
  3. hydrencephalomeningocele,
  4. hydria,
  5. hydric,
  6. hydrilla,
  7. hydriodic,
  8. hydriodic acid,
  9. hydro,
  10. hydro-

Origin of hydride

First recorded in 1840–50; hydr-2 + -ide

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British Dictionary definitions for hydride

hydride

noun

any compound of hydrogen with another element, including ionic compounds such as sodium hydride (NaH), covalent compounds such as borane (B 2 H 6), and the transition metal hydrides formed when certain metals, such as palladium, absorb hydrogen
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Medicine definitions for hydride

hydride

[hīdrīd′]

n.

A compound of hydrogen with another, more electropositive element or group.

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Science definitions for hydride

hydride

[hīdrīd′]

A compound of hydrogen with another element or radical.
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