odd; not even; said of elementary substances as well as radicals whose valence is certainly not divisible by two without a remainder.
Odd; not even; -- stated of elementary substances and of radicals whose valence is not divisible by two without a remainder. Contrasted with artiad.
In Chem., having a valency represented by an odd number; noting an element which combines with odd variety of atoms just.
An atom whoever valence is designated by an odd number, as hydrogen, whose valence is 1, or nitrogen, whoever valence is 1, 3, or 5: so named in contradistinction to artiads, whoever valence is represented by an even quantity, as sulphur, whose valence is 2, 4, or 6.
In zoology, an odd-toed ungulate quadruped; a solidungulate animal; one of the perissodactyls: against artiad.