Anhydride definition

ăn-hīdrīd
A chemical compound formed from another, often an acid, by the removal of water.
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An oxide that reacts with water to form an acid or a base.
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Any compound formed by the removal of water.
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A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.
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(chemistry) Any compound formally derived from another (from others) by the loss of a water molecule, especially acid anhydrides.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
anhydride
Plural:
anhydrides

Origin of anhydride

  • anhydr(ous) –ide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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