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1. Group of related chemical compounds: monosaccharide.
2. Binary compound: sodium chloride, hydrogen cyanide.
3. Chemical element with properties similar to another: lanthanide.
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suffix forming nouns
1. (Elements & Compounds) (added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compound: sodium chloride.
2. (Elements & Compounds) indicating an organic compound derived from another: acetanilide.
3. (Elements & Compounds) indicating one of a class of compounds or elements: peptide; lanthanide.
[from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid]
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a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds.
intact dilatation and extraction.
Integrated Drive Electronics: a standard for computer interface ports that allows the disk controller of an IDE-compatible hard drive or CD-ROM drive to be integrated into the disk itself. Compare EIDE, SCSI.
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A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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