Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An initial member in many compound terms in chemistry, often written as if a separate word, hydroxy, indicating that the substance designated contains the hydroxyl radical or group, HO. The term oxy- is often used, less correctly, with the same meaning.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Chem.) A combining form, also used adjectively, indicating
hydroxylas an ingredient.
- adj. being or containing a hydroxyl group
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