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suboxide

[ suhb-ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ sʌbˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
the oxide of an element that contains the smallest proportion of oxygen.
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Origin of suboxide

First recorded in 1795–1805; sub- + oxide
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British Dictionary definitions for suboxide

suboxide
/ (sʌbˈɒksaɪd) /

noun
an oxide of an element containing less oxygen than the common oxide formed by the elementcarbon suboxide, C 2 O 3
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