Meaning of sesquioxide in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛskwɪˈɒksʌɪd/


  • An oxide in which oxygen is present in the ratio of three atoms to two of another element.

    ‘An E horizon, which usually underlies an O, H, or A horizon, is an ‘eluvial’ horizon, having lost compounds of iron and aluminium (sesquioxides) and silicate clay by leaching and translocation.’
    • ‘Tea soils of south India contain large amount of free sequioxides, which results in strong P fixation.’