deoxy

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

First Known Use of deoxy

1931, in the meaning defined above

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deoxy

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