deoxy

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adjective de·oxy \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē\
variants: or less commonly

desoxy

play \(ˌ)de-ˈzäk-sē, -ˈsäk-\

Definition of deoxy

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

Origin and Etymology of deoxy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1931


Medical Dictionary

deoxy

play
adjective de·oxy \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-sē\
variants: also

desoxy

\(ˌ)des-\play

Medical Definition of deoxy

  1. :  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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