An organic compound whose molecule contains a three-membered ring involving an oxygen atom and two carbon atoms.
More example sentences
- The process produces such key industrial chemicals as ethylene oxide, the simplest epoxide.
- The lipid hydroperoxide thus formed will decompose into alkoxy radicals, aldehydes, alkenes, epoxides and alcohols.
- Originally epoxides were named as oxides of alkenes.
Definition of epoxide in:
- The US English dictionary