monoxide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1868 an oxide containing one atom of oxygen in a molecule

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  • Monoxide — Mo*nox ide, n. [Mon + oxide.] (Chem.) An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule; as, barium monoxide. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monoxide — (n.) oxide with one oxygen atom in each molecule, 1869, from MONO (Cf. mono ) + OXIDE (Cf. oxide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monoxide — ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ an oxide containing one atom of oxygen …   English terms dictionary

  • monoxide — [mə näks′īd΄] n. an oxide with one atom of oxygen in each molecule …   English World dictionary

  • Monoxide — This article is about chemistry. For the rapper, see Monoxide Child. A monoxide is any oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule. For example, Potassium oxide (K2O), has only one atom of oxygen, and is thus a monoxide. Water (H2O)… …   Wikipedia

  • monoxide — UK [məˈnɒksaɪd] / US [məˈnɑkˌsaɪd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms monoxide : singular monoxide plural monoxides chemistry a chemical containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule carbon monoxide …   English dictionary

  • monoxide — Any oxide having only one atom of oxygen; e.g., CO. * * * mon·ox·ide mə näk .sīd n an oxide containing one atom of oxygen per molecule see CARBON MONOXIDE * * * mon·ox·ide (mon okґsīd) an oxide containing but one atom of oxygen; vernacularly …   Medical dictionary

  • monoxide — n. carbon monoxide * * * [mə nɒksaɪd] carbon monoxide …   Combinatory dictionary

  • monoxide — mo|nox|ide [məˈnɔksaıd US məˈna:k ] n →↑carbon monoxide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monoxide — mon|ox|ide [ mə nak,saıd ] noun count or uncount SCIENCE a chemical containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule: carbon monoxide …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monoxide — [[t]mənɒ̱ksaɪd[/t]] see carbon monoxide …   English dictionary

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