acyloxy

adjective

ac·​yl·​oxy
¦a-sə-¦läk-sē
: relating to or containing any radical (as acetoxy) formed by removal of hydrogen from oxygen in an organic acid and usually having the general formula RCOO−

Word History

Etymology

acyl + oxy-

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acyloxy was circa 1927

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“Acyloxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acyloxy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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