[ hahy-drok-suh l ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk səl /
containing the hydroxyl group.
Related formshy·drox·yl·ic [hahy-drok-sil-ik] /ˌhaɪ drɒkˈsɪl ɪk/, adjective
Definition for hydroxy (2 of 2)
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the hydroxyl group is present: hydroxyketone.
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Examples from the Web for hydroxy
On boiling with water, they are partially reconverted into the hydroxy acids.
But along with these three general classes are found all kinds of connecting links: Acid salts, basic salts, hydroxy acids, etc.Negro Folk Rhymes|Thomas W. Talley
British Dictionary definitions for hydroxy (1 of 3)
/ (haɪˈdrɒksɪ) /
(of a chemical compound) containing one or more hydroxyl groups
Word Origin for hydroxy
C19: hydro- + oxy (gen)
British Dictionary definitions for hydroxy (2 of 3)
/ (haɪˈdrɒksɪl) /
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group -OH or the ion OH –a hydroxyl group or radical
Derived Formshydroxylic, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for hydroxy (3 of 3)
(in chemical compounds) indicating the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups or ions
Word Origin for hydroxy-
from hydro- + oxy (gen)
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Medicine definitions for hydroxy (1 of 2)
Having, adding, or substituting a hydroxyl radical in a compound:hydroxyapatite.
Medicine definitions for hydroxy (2 of 2)
[ hī-drŏk′sĭl ]
The univalent radical or group OH, a characteristic component of bases, certain acids, phenols, alcohols, carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and amphoteric compounds.
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Science definitions for hydroxy (1 of 2)
[ hī-drŏk′sē ]
Containing the hydroxyl group (OH).
Science definitions for hydroxy (2 of 2)
[ hī-drŏk′sĭl ]
The group OH. Hydroxyl is present in bases, certain acids, hydroxides, and alcohols.
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