Definition of -ide in English:

-ide

suffix

Chemistry
  • 1Forming nouns denoting binary compounds of a non-metallic or more electronegative element or group.

    ‘cyanide’
    ‘sodium chloride’
    1. 1.1 Forming nouns denoting various other compounds.
      ‘peptide’
      ‘saccharide’
    2. 1.2 Forming nouns denoting elements of a series in the periodic table.
      ‘lanthanide’

Origin

Originally used in oxide.

Pronunciation

-ide

/ʌɪd/