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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An oxygen-containing acid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An acid containing oxygen. Also called oxacid.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry An acid containing oxygen, as opposed to a hydracid.

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

  • noun any acid that contains oxygen

Etymologies

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oxy- +‎ acid

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