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Compound

Glossary

compound

In science, a substance made from two or more different elements that have been chemically joined. Examples of compounds include water (H2O), which is made from the elements hydrogen and oxygen, and table salt (NaCl), which is made from the elements sodium and chloride.

Last updated: 2014-04-23

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)