[ses-kwee-ok-sahyd, -sid]

noun Chemistry.

an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen and two of another element, as aluminum oxide, Al2O3.

Origin of sesquioxide

First recorded in 1825–35; sesqui- + oxide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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any of certain oxides whose molecules contain three atoms of oxygen for every two atoms of the elementchromium sesquioxide, Cr 2 O 3
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