aq·​uo | \ ˈa(ˌ)kwō, ˈä- \

Definition of aquo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to compounds derived from water lithium hydroxide LiOH is an aquo base — compare ammono

Definition of aquo- (Entry 2 of 2)

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 compoundsaquocarbonic acid OC(OH)2 — compare ammono- sense 2

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

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“Aquo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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