carboxyl


car·box·yl

noun \kär-ˈbäk-səl\

Definition of CARBOXYL

:  a monovalent functional group or radical −COOH typical of organic acids —called also carboxyl group
car·box·yl·ic \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsi-lik\ adjective

Origin of CARBOXYL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1869

car·box·yl

noun \kär-ˈbäk-səl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBOXYL

: a monovalent group −COOH typical of organic acids—called also carboxyl group
car·box·yl·ic \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsil-ik\ adjective

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