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

carboxylic

play \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsi-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of carboxyl

International Scientific Vocabulary


Medical Dictionary

carboxyl

noun car·box·yl \ kär-ˈbäk-səl \

medical Definition of carboxyl

: a monovalent group −COOH typical of organic acids called also carboxyl group

carboxylic

play \ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsil-ik\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carboxyl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

food, provisions, or a tasty dish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!