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carboxyl

[ kahr-bok-sil ]
/ kɑrˈbɒk sɪl /
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adjective

containing the carboxyl group.

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Origin of carboxyl

First recorded in 1865–70; carb- + ox(ygen) + -yl

OTHER WORDS FROM carboxyl

car·box·yl·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for carboxyl

carboxyl
[ kär-bŏksəl ]

n.

The univalent radical, COOH, characteristic of all organic acids.
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Scientific definitions for carboxyl

carboxyl
[ kär-bŏksəl ]

The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.
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