deoxy

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

Origin and Etymology of deoxy

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deoxy

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

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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