[ muh-thok-see ]
/ məˈθɒk si /

adjective Chemistry.

containing the methoxy group.
Also meth·ox·yl [muh-thok-sil] /məˈθɒk sɪl/.

Origin of methoxy

First recorded in 1895–1900; meth- + oxy-2

Definition for methoxy (2 of 2)


a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the methoxy group is present: methoxychlor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for methoxy



Containing the radical group, CH3O:methoxyflurane.
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