[nahy-trahyd, -trid]

noun Chemistry.

a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen.

Origin of nitride

1840–50; nitr- + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg 3 N 2
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nitride in Medicine




A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus or a metal.
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