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Other definitions for IDE (2 of 2)

-ide

or -id


a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.

Origin of -ide

Extracted from oxide
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British Dictionary definitions for IDE (1 of 2)

ide
/ (aɪd) /

noun
another name for the silver orfeSee orfe

Word Origin for ide

C19: from New Latin idus, from Swedish id

British Dictionary definitions for IDE (2 of 2)

-ide

-id


suffix forming nouns
(added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compoundsodium chloride
indicating an organic compound derived from anotheracetanilide
indicating one of a class of compounds or elementspeptide; lanthanide

Word Origin for -ide

from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid
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Medical definitions for IDE

-ide

suff.
Group of related chemical compounds:monosaccharide.
Binary compound:sodium chloride.
Chemical element with properties similar to another:lanthanide.
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Scientific definitions for IDE

-ide

A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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