From the resonance structure between the covalent form (-yl, where the carbanion exists as a methylidenyl group) and the ionic form (-ide, as in methanide).
"ylide." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 07 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/ylide>.
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