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Definition: 'Compound'

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compound

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kom′pownd

Definitions:
1. chemistry a substance formed by the covalent or electrostatic union of two or more atoms, generally differing entirely in physical characteristics from any of its components.
2. pharmacy denoting a preparation containing several ingredients. For compounds not listed here, see the specific chemical or pharmaceutical names.



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