deoxy

adjective
de·​oxy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē How to pronounce deoxy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly desoxy \ (ˌ)de-​ˈzäk-​sē How to pronounce deoxy (audio) , -​ˈsäk-​ \

Definition of deoxy

: containing less oxygen in the molecule than the compound from which it is derived deoxy sugars usually used in combination deoxyribonucleic acid

First Known Use of deoxy

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Deoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deoxy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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deoxy

adjective
de·​oxy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē How to pronounce deoxy (audio) \
variants: also desoxy \ (ˌ)des-​ How to pronounce deoxy (audio) \

Medical Definition of deoxy

: containing less oxygen per molecule than the compound from which it is derived deoxy sugars usually used in combination deoxyribonucleic acid desoxycorticosterone

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