anhydride

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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
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anhydride

[ænˈhaɪdraɪd] nanidride f
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