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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.
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- adj. being or containing a hydroxyl group
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