- a compound containing the univalent ion O2−.
- peroxide(def 1a, b).
Origin of superoxide
Also called hyperoxide.
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- any of certain metal oxides that contain the O 2 – ionpotassium superoxide, KO 2
- A compound containing a univalent anionic oxygen molecule or the univalent anion itself.
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