oxyphilic

adjective

oxy·​phil·​ic ˌäk-si-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce oxyphilic (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Greek oxys acidic + English -phil — more at oxygen

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxyphilic was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Oxyphilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyphilic. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxyphilic

adjective
oxy·​phil·​ic ˌäk-si-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce oxyphilic (audio)
variants also oxyphil or oxyphile
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