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[nahy-trahyd, -trid]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen.
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Origin of nitride

1840–50; nitr- + -ide
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  1. a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg 3 N 2
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nitride in Medicine


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