Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)
  2. (noun, substance) any compound containing a chlorine atom

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Chloride

  1. "chlorine compound," 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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