anhydride definition

  • noun:
    • A chemical compound formed from another, often an acid, by the removal of liquid.
    • any ingredient officially derived from another (or from other people) because of the loss of a water molecule, specially acid anhydrides
    • An oxide of a nonmetallic body or an organic radical, capable of forming an acid by uniting with the elements of water; -- so called because it may be formed from an acid by the abstraction of water.
    • a compound formed from or maybe more other compounds in a reaction causing removal of liquid

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