an oxide containing one oxygen atom in each molecule.
Origin of monoxide
First recorded in 1865–70; mon-
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Historical Examples of monoxide
It is reduced to the monoxide when heated in a current of hydrogen.
Monoxide, IrO, prepared by adding potassium hydrate to the hexachloride of iridium, and digesting the precipitate in an acid.
This is called the oxide, protoxide, or monoxide, and forms the standard to which those both above and below it are preferred.
Monoxide, mo-nok′sīd, n. an oxide containing a single oxygen atom in combination with two univalent atoms or one bivalent atom.
The monoxide, PbO, occurs in nature as the mineral lead ochre.
British Dictionary definitions for monoxide
an oxide that contains one oxygen atom per moleculecarbon monoxide, CO
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Word Origin and History for monoxide
"oxide with one oxygen atom in each molecule," 1869, from mono- + oxide.
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An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
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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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