|  Share | Cite



Pronunciation: (an-hī'drīd, -drid), [key]
n. Chem.
1. 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.
2. a compound from which water has been abstracted.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

See also:


Related Content