hydroxy-


a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the hydroxyl group is present: hydroxyketone.

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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxy- (1 of 2)

hydroxy
/ (haɪˈdrɒksɪ) /

adjective

(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 2)

hydroxy-

combining form

(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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Medical definitions for hydroxy-

hydroxy-

pref.

Having, adding, or substituting a hydroxyl radical in a compound:hydroxyapatite.
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Scientific definitions for hydroxy-

hydroxy
[ hī-drŏksē ]

Containing the hydroxyl group (OH).
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