a combining form meaning “deoxygenated,” used in the formation of compound words: deoxyribose.
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British Dictionary definitions for deoxy-
indicating the presence of less oxygen than in a specified related compounddeoxyribonucleic acid
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Word Origin and History for deoxy-
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Medicine definitions for deoxy-
Losing one or more atoms of oxygen:deoxyadenosine.
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