anhydride

Definitions of anhydride
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n a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water

Types:
acetic anhydride
a compound that is needed in order to refine opium into heroin
phthalic anhydride
a white cyclic anhydride
Type of:
chemical compound, compound
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

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