from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An oxygen-containing acid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An acid containing oxygen, as opposed to a hydracid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See Oxyacid (below).
- n. An acid containing oxygen, as chloric acid or sulphuric acid; -- contrasted with the
hydracids, which contain no oxygen, as hydrochloric acid. See acid, and hydroxy-.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An acid containing oxygen. Also called oxacid.
- n. This term was formerly used to distinguish an acid containing oxygen from one in which this element is not present, as sulphuric acid, H2SO4, from hydrochloric; acid, HCl. In modern organic chemistry the same term is often applied to an acid which contains both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group, as oxyacetic or glycolic acid, CH2.HO.COOH. Substances of this kind are perhaps better called hydroxyacids or alcohol acids.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any acid that contains oxygen
oxy- + acid (Wiktionary)