<chemistry> Resembling salt; said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.

A haloid substance.

Origin: Gr. "als, "alos salt: cf. F. Calde.

(01 Mar 1998)

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