aquo

1 of 2

adjective

aq·​uo
ˈa(ˌ)kwō,
ˈä-
: of or relating to compounds derived from water
lithium hydroxide LiOH is an aquo base
compare ammono

aquo-

2 of 2

combining form

1
: containing a molecule of water as part of a coordination complex
hexaquocobalt(III) chloride [Co(H2O)6]Cl3
2
: derived from water
in names of chemical compounds
aquocarbonic acid OC(OH)2
compare ammono- sense 2

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

aquo-

Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin aqua water + International Scientific Vocabulary -o-

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“Aquo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquo. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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