carboxyl

noun
car·​box·​yl | \ kär-ˈbäk-səl How to pronounce carboxyl (audio) \

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 How to pronounce carboxyl (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of carboxyl

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Carboxyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboxyl. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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carboxyl

noun
car·​box·​yl | \ kär-ˈbäk-səl How to pronounce carboxyl (audio) \

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 How to pronounce carboxyl (audio) \ adjective

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