Definition of -ide in English:

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-ide

suffix

Chemistry
1Forming nouns:
1.1Denoting binary compounds of a nonmetallic or more electronegative element or group: cyanide sodium chloride
1.2Denoting various other compounds: peptide saccharide
1.3Denoting elements of a series in the periodic table: lanthanide

Origin

Originally used in oxide.

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Syllabification: -ide

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