carboxyl

noun
car·box·yl | \kär-ˈbäk-səl \

Definition of carboxyl 

: a monovalent functional group or radical −COOH typical of organic acids

called also carboxyl group

Other Words from carboxyl

carboxylic \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsi-lik \ adjective

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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carboxyl

noun
car·box·yl | \kär-ˈbäk-səl \

Medical Definition of carboxyl 

: a monovalent group −COOH typical of organic acids

called also carboxyl group

Other Words from carboxyl

carboxylic \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsil-ik \ adjective

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