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haloid


haloid


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haloid  \Ha"loid\  (?  or  ?),  a.  [Gr.  "a`ls,  "alo`s  salt  +  -oid: 
  cf  F.  halo["i]de.]  (Chem.) 
  Resembling  salt;  --  said  of  certain  binary  compounds 
  consisting  of  a  metal  united  to  a  negative  element  or 
  radical,  and  now  chiefly  applied  to  the  chlorides,  bromides, 
  iodides,  and  sometimes  also  to  the  fluorides  and  cyanides.  -- 
  n.  A  haloid  substance.