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hydroxy

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adjective hy·droxy \hī-ˈdräk-sē\

Definition of hydroxy

  1. :  being or containing hydroxyl; especially :  containing hydroxyl especially in place of hydrogen —usually used in combination <hydroxyacetic acid>



Origin and Etymology of hydroxy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from hydroxyl


First Known Use: 1812


Medical Dictionary

hydroxy

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adjective hy·droxy \hī-ˈdräk-sē\

Medical Definition of hydroxy

  1. :  being or containing hydroxyl; especially :  containing hydroxyl in place of hydrogen—often used in combination <hydroxybutyric acid>




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