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an·hy·dride

 (ăn-hī′drīd′)
n.
A chemical compound formed from another, often an acid, by the removal of water.

anhydride

(ænˈhaɪdraɪd; -drɪd)
n
1. (Chemistry) a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration
2. (Chemistry) a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water
3. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: acid anhydride or acyl anhydride any organic compound containing the group -CO.O.CO- formed by removal of one water molecule from two carboxyl groups
[C19: from anhydr(ous) + -ide]

an•hy•dride

(ænˈhaɪ draɪd, -drɪd)

n.
1. a compound formed by removing water from a more complex compound.
2. a compound from which water has been abstracted.
[1860–65; anhydr (ous) + -ide]

an·hy·dride

(ăn-hī′drīd′)
A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anhydride - a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
acetic anhydride - a compound that is needed in order to refine opium into heroin
phthalic anhydride - a white cyclic anhydride
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Translations

anhydride

[ænˈhaɪdraɪd] nanidride f
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The maleic anhydrid content was 1 wt%, and the melt flow rate was 10 g/10 min (190[degrees]C, 325 g).
The company has extended the application of the grades, which are grafted with maleic anhydrid or polyacrylic acid, beyond their conventional use as additives for chemical coupling-new applications include their use as adhesive grades to provide bonding in metals, and as compatibilizers for polymer alloys.
He also briefed that ANF has made significant seizures of 41828 kgs Precursors including world biggest seizure of 15800 kgs of Acetic Anhydrid (chemical used in manufacturing of heroin) in March this year.