Definition of -ide in English:

-ide

Pronunciation /ʌɪd/

See synonyms for -ide

suffix

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

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

Origin

Originally used in oxide.