monohydroxy

adjective

mono·​hy·​droxy ˌmä-nō-(ˌ)hī-ˈdräk-sē How to pronounce monohydroxy (audio)
: containing one hydroxyl group in the molecule

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary monohydroxy-, from mon- + hydroxy-

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monohydroxy was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Monohydroxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monohydroxy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

monohydroxy

adjective
mono·​hy·​droxy -(ˌ)hī-ˈdräk-sē How to pronounce monohydroxy (audio)
: containing one hydroxyl group in the molecule
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