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Haloid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Haloid hā"loid or hăl"oid (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company
    • haloid In chem., like sea-salt: applied to all those compounds which consist of a metal directly united to chlorin, bromine, iodine, cyanogen, or fluorin. They are distinguished by the name of haloid salts because in constitution they are all similar to sea-salt.
    • n haloid A haloid salt.
    • n haloid Also spelled haloide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Haloid like sea-salt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "a`ls "alo`s salt + -oid,: cf. F. haloïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hals, salt, genēs, producing.

Usage

In literature:

The reversal of the image by soluble haloid salts, such as bromide of potassium, was then dwelt upon with experimental demonstration.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
The haloid salts are easily volatilized, without decomposition.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
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In news:

A fire destroyed a motor home and damaged a nearby structure Tuesday night in the 200 block of West Haloid Avenue.
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