alkoxy

[al-kok-see]

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing a univalent organic radical consisting of an alkyl group attached to oxygen.

Nearby words

  1. alkmaar,
  2. alkmene,
  3. alko,
  4. alkoran,
  5. alkoxide,
  6. alky,
  7. alkyd,
  8. alkyd resin,
  9. alkyl,
  10. alkyl group

Origin of alkoxy

First recorded in 1920–25; alk(yl) + oxy-2

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