Definition of ylid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈilid/
(also ylide /ˈilīd/)


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.
Example sentences
  • This reaction occurs between an ylide and a carbonyl group which ultimately yields the alkene.


1950s: from -yl + -ide.

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Syllabification: yl·id

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