ac·​yl·​oxy | \ ¦a-sə-¦läk-sē \

Definition of acyloxy

: 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−

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First Known Use of acyloxy

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acyloxy

acyl + oxy-

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“Acyloxy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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