carboxyl

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noun car·box·yl \kär-ˈbäk-səl\

Definition of carboxyl

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1869


Medical Dictionary

carboxyl

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noun car·box·yl \kär-ˈbäk-səl\

Medical Definition of carboxyl

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

carboxylic

\ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsil-ik\play adjective

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