Definition of -ide in English:

-ide

Syllabification: -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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