alkoxy

adjective

alk·​oxy ˈal-ˌkäk-sē How to pronounce alkoxy (audio)
: of, relating to, or containing a monovalent radical RO− composed of an alkyl group united with oxygen
often used in combination

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + oxygen

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkoxy was circa 1925

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“Alkoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkoxy. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

alkoxy

adjective
alk·​oxy ˈal-ˌkäk-sē How to pronounce alkoxy (audio)
: of, relating to, or containing a monovalent radical composed of an alkyl group united with oxygen
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