hydroxyl

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hy·drox·yl

noun \hī-ˈdräk-səl\

Definition of HYDROXYL

1
:  the chemical group, ion, or radical OH that consists of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen and is neutral or negatively charged
2
:  hydroxide 1
hy·drox·yl·ic \ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˈsi-lik\ adjective

Origin of HYDROXYL

hydr- + ox- + -yl
First Known Use: 1869

hy·drox·yl

noun \hī-ˈdräk-səl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROXYL

1
: the chemical group or ion OH that consists of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen and is neutral or positively charged
2
hy·drox·yl·ic \ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˈsil-ik\ adjective

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