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ylides

Pronunciation: il'idz

Definition: A class of compounds in which a positively charged negative element from group V or VI of the periodic table (N, O, S, P) is bonded to a carbon atom having an unshared pair of electrons; ylides have been observed in a number of enzyme-catalyzed reactions.

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