-ide
also -id noun suffix Etymology: German & French; German -id, from French -ide (as in oxide) 1. binary chemical compound — added to the contracted name of the nonmetallic or more electronegative element <
hydrogen sulfide
>
or group <
cyanide
>
2. chemical compound derived from or related to another (usually specified) compound <
anhydride
>
<
glucoside
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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