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carboxyl

[kahr-bok-sil]
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adjective
  1. carboxyl group.
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Origin of carboxyl

First recorded in 1865–70; carb- + ox(ygen) + -yl
Related formscar·box·yl·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Entrance of the carboxyl or sulpho groups weakens toxic action.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection

    Alexander Wynter Blyth

  • The carboxyl group constitutes another convenient starting-point for the orientation of many types of organic compounds.

  • When treated with alkalies, they lose their carboxyl groups and become ætioporphyrin.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


carboxyl in Medicine

carboxyl

(kär-bŏksəl)
n.
  1. The univalent radical, COOH, characteristic of all organic acids.
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carboxyl in Science

carboxyl

[kär-bŏksəl]
  1. The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.
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