[ soo-per-ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ˌsu pərˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
a compound containing the univalent ion O2−.
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British Dictionary definitions for superoxide
/ (ˌsuːpərˈɒksaɪd) /
any of certain metal oxides that contain the O 2 – ionpotassium superoxide, KO 2
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Medical definitions for superoxide
[ sōō′pər-ŏk′sīd′ ]
A compound containing a univalent anionic oxygen molecule or the univalent anion itself.
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