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