monoxide

[ mon-ok-sahyd, muh-nok- ]

nounChemistry.
  1. an oxide containing one oxygen atom in each molecule.

Origin of monoxide

1
First recorded in 1865–70; mon- + oxide

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British Dictionary definitions for monoxide

monoxide

/ (mɒˈnɒksaɪd) /


noun
  1. an oxide that contains one oxygen atom per molecule: carbon monoxide, CO

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Scientific definitions for monoxide

monoxide

[ mə-nŏksīd′ ]


  1. A compound consisting of two elements, one of which is a single oxygen atom. Carbon monoxide, for example, contains a carbon atom bound to a single oxygen atom.

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