Monoxide definitions

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An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
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An oxide with one atom of oxygen in each molecule.
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A compound consisting of two elements, one of which is a single oxygen atom. Carbon monoxide, for example, contains a carbon atom bound to a single oxygen atom.
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(chemistry) Any oxide containing a single oxygen atom in each molecule or formula unit.
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Origin of monoxide

Formed as mon- +‎ oxide; compare the earlier dioxide, pentoxide, and tetroxide.