Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a prefix indicating that the substance named contains oxygen. In almost all cases it is chemically synonymous with hydroxy-, which is to be preferred.
  • Wet; soft; spongy: applied to land.
  • Of or pertaining to an ox; resembling an ox; bovine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A compound containing oxygen.
  • A compound containing the hydroxyl group, more properly designated by hydroxy-. See hydroxy-.
  • See Oxyacid (below).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • prefix Concerning oxygen
  • prefix Sharp, keen, acute, pungent, acid

Etymologies

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From the Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxus, "sharp").

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