ALL meanings of acid anhydride

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  • noun acid anhydride a compound formed by removing water from a more complex compound: an oxide of a nonmetal (acid anhydride) or a metal (basic anhydride) that forms an acid or a base, respectively, when united with water. 1
  • noun acid anhydride a compound from which water has been abstracted. 1
  • noun acid anhydride (organic chemistry) A class of organic compounds having two acyl groups bonded to the same oxygen atom. They react with water to give carboxylic acids. 0
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