alkoxy

adjective
alk·​oxy | \ ˈal-ˌkäk-sē How to pronounce alkoxy (audio) \

Definition of alkoxy

: of, relating to, or containing a monovalent radical RO− composed of an alkyl group united with oxygen often used in combination

First Known Use of alkoxy

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkoxy

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + oxygen

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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 11 Jul. 2020.

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alkoxy

adjective
alk·​oxy | \ ˈal-ˌkäk-sē How to pronounce alkoxy (audio) \

Medical Definition of alkoxy

: of, relating to, or containing a monovalent radical composed of an alkyl group united with oxygen

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