- an inorganic acid containing oxygen.
Origin of oxyacid
Also called oxygen acid.
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Examples from the Web for oxyacid
An acid terminating in -ous forms a salt ending in -ite, and an oxyacid ending in -ic forms a salt ending in -ate.
- any acid that contains oxygenAlso called: oxo acid