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Definition of "selenide" [sel•e•nide]

  • Any compound in which selenium serves as an anion with an oxidation number of -2 (noun)
  • Any organic compound of general formula RSeR (R not = H) analogous to the ethers (noun)

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Use "selenide" in a sentence
  • "Silicon selenide emits a very irritating odor, due to the hydrogen selenide which is formed by its reaction with the moisture of the atmosphere."
  • "House Republicans are already having a grand ole time portraying the Energy Department's Loan Program Office as a government organ from which money is distributed to wild-eyed coke fiends who blow taxpayer dollars on strippers, limos and copper indium gallium selenide thin-film solar cells."
  • "At both companies Mr. Beck focused on developing solar cells based on copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, a potentially high-efficiency semiconductor."