Meaning of alkoxide

alk•ox•ide

Pronunciation: (al-kok'sīd, -sid), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a compound formed from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group with a metal, as sodium methoxide, CHONa, from methyl alcohol, CHOH. Also called
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