hydroxy

adjective hy·droxy \ hī-ˈdräk-sē \

Definition of hydroxy

: being or containing hydroxyl; especially : containing hydroxyl especially in place of hydrogen usually used in combination
  • hydroxyacetic acid

Origin and Etymology of hydroxy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from hydroxyl


Medical Dictionary

hydroxy

adjective hy·droxy \ hī-ˈdräk-sē \

medical Definition of hydroxy

: being or containing hydroxyl; especially : containing hydroxyl in place of hydrogen often used in combination
  • hydroxybutyric acid

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