- containing the hydroxyl group.
Origin of hydroxyl
- a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the hydroxyl group is present: hydroxyketone.
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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
On boiling with water, they are partially reconverted into the hydroxy acids.
- (of a chemical compound) containing one or more hydroxyl groups
Word Origin for hydroxy
C19: hydro- + oxy (gen)
- (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group -OH or the ion OH –a hydroxyl group or radical
- (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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- Having, adding, or substituting a hydroxyl radical in a compound:hydroxyapatite.
- 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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- Containing the hydroxyl group (OH).
- The group OH. Hydroxyl is present in bases, certain acids, hydroxides, and alcohols.
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