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Meaning of epoxide

ep•ox•ide

Pronunciation: (e-pok'sīd, i-pok'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an organic chemical that contains a group consisting of an oxygen atom bound to two already connected atoms, usually carbonCf. epoxy (def. 2).
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