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Related to Carbonic oxide: monoxide
|(Chem.)||a colorless gas, CO, of a light odor, called more correctly carbon monoxide. It is almost the only definitely known compound in which carbon seems to be divalent. It is a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon, and is an abundant constituent of water gas. It is fatal to animal life, extinguishes combustion, and burns with a pale blue flame, forming carbon dioxide.|
See also: Carbonic
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.