Meaning of chloride

chlo•ride

Pronunciation: (klôr'īd, -id, klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl.
  2. a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CHCl.
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