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base1 a chemical compound that creates salts and water when mixed with acids. [1/7 definitions]
carbohydrate a compound made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is formed by plants, and it is used in the body to easily produce and store energy. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates.
chrysanthemum a type of plant grown for its flowers that bloom in autumn. Some species are grown for a compound that kills insects on crop plants. [1/2 definitions]
compound sentence a sentence made of two or more independent clauses. The sentences are joined by a conjunction or semicolon. "The sky darkened, and the wind howled" is a compound sentence.
dioxide a compound containing two atoms of oxygen bound to a single atom of another element.
fluoride a chemical compound that contains fluorine as one of its elements.
formula a set of symbols used to name the elements of a chemical compound. [1/5 definitions]
hyphen a punctuation mark (-). It is used to join the parts of a compound word. It is also used at the end of a line to divide a word between syllables.
multivitamin a compound or combination of several vitamins in a single pill, tablet, or dose.
oxide a compound that includes oxygen.
silicon a hard, dark gray substance that is a chemical element. It is found in silica, a compound that makes up one fourth of the earth's crust. Silicon is used in making glass, concrete, bricks, and computer chips. (symbol: Si)