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hydroxyl

or hy·drox·y

[ hahy-drok-suhl ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk səl /
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adjective
containing the hydroxyl group.

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Origin of hydroxyl

First recorded in 1865–70; hydr-2 + ox(y)-2 + -yl

OTHER WORDS FROM hydroxyl

hy·drox·yl·ic [hahy-drok-sil-ik], /ˌhaɪ drɒkˈsɪl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxyl

hydroxyl
/ (haɪˈdrɒksɪl) /

noun
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group -OH or the ion OH a hydroxyl group or radical

Derived forms of hydroxyl

hydroxylic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for hydroxyl

hydroxyl
[ hī-drŏksĭl ]

The group OH. Hydroxyl is present in bases, certain acids, hydroxides, and alcohols.
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