peroxide etymology

English word peroxide comes from English per-, English bismuth

Detailed word origin of peroxide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
per- English (eng) (non-productive) Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps. (chemistry) Added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of atoms of that element (usually four).. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.. (non-productive) In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense [...]
bismuth English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A chemical element (symbol Bi) with an atomic number of 83: a brittle silvery-white metal.
peroxide English (eng) (transitive) to treat (something) with hydrogen peroxide, especially hair in order to bleach it (inorganic chemistry) a divalent radical or anion containing two oxygen atoms linked by a covalent bond; any substance containing this group which yields hydrogen peroxide when treated with an acid. (organic chemistry) Any unstable compound or general formula R-O-O-R'. Hydrogen peroxide, [...]

Words with the same origin as peroxide

Descendants of per-
benzole peroxide mercury perchloride orthoperiodate orthoperiodic perchlorate perfluorinated perfluoro perfluoroalkoxy perfluoroisobutene perfluorooctanoic acid perhydrate perhydro periodic periodo permanganate pernitrate perorate perradial persulfate persulfide perusal peruse plumbic peroxide potassium permanganate
Descendants of bismuth
bismite bismoclite