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deoxy

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adjective de·oxy \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē\

Medical Definition of deoxy

  1. :  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

also desoxy \(ˌ)des-\play

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