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  • having, or derived from a hydroxyl radical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form, also used adjectively, indicating hydroxyl as an ingredient.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or containing a hydroxyl group


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