hydroxyl

or hy·drox·y

[ hahy-drok-suh l ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk səl /
|

adjective

containing the hydroxyl group.

Nearby words

  1. hydroxybenzene,
  2. hydroxybutyric acid,
  3. hydroxychloroquine,
  4. hydroxyketone,
  5. hydroxykynureninuria,
  6. hydroxyl group,
  7. hydroxyl radical,
  8. hydroxylamine,
  9. hydroxylase,
  10. hydroxylate

Origin of hydroxyl

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

Related formshy·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 Formshydroxylic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hydroxyl

hydroxyl

[ hī-drŏksĭl ]

n.

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 hydroxyl

hydroxyl

[ hī-drŏksĭl ]

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