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hydride

[ hahy-drahyd, -drid ]
/ ˈhaɪ draɪd, -drɪd /
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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.

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Origin of hydride

First recorded in 1840–50; hydr-2 + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for hydride

hydride
/ (ˈhaɪdraɪd) /

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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Medical definitions for hydride

hydride
[ hīdrīd′ ]

n.

A compound of hydrogen with another, more electropositive element or group.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for hydride

hydride
[ hīdrīd′ ]

A compound of hydrogen with another element or radical.
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