Definition of ylid in English:

ylid

Syllabification: yl·id
Pronunciation: /ˈilid
 
/
(also ylide /ˈilīd/)

noun

Chemistry
A compound that has an uncharged molecule containing a negatively charged carbon atom directly bonded to a positively charged atom of sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, or another element.
More example sentences
  • This reaction occurs between an ylide and a carbonyl group which ultimately yields the alkene.

Origin

1950s: from -yl + -ide.

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