hydroxamic acid

noun
hy·drox·am·ic acid | \¦hīˌdräk¦samik-\

Definition of hydroxamic acid 

: any of a class of weak acids (as RCONHOH) that are acylated derivatives of hydroxylamine

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History and Etymology for hydroxamic acid

hydroxamic International Scientific Vocabulary hydroxy- + am- (from amide) + -ic

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