deoxy

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de·oxy

adjective \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē\

Definition of DEOXY

:  containing less oxygen in the molecule than the compound from which it is derived <deoxy sugars> —usually used in combination <deoxyribonucleic acid>

Variants of DEOXY

de·oxy also des·oxy \(ˌ)de-ˈzäk-sē, -ˈsäk-\

Origin of DEOXY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1931

de·oxy

adjective \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEOXY

: containing less oxygen per molecule than the compound from which it is derived <deoxy sugars>—usually used in combination <deoxyribonucleic acid> <desoxycorticosterone>

Variants of DEOXY

de·oxy also des·oxy \(ˌ)des-\

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