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oxa-

before a vowel ox-

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combining form
indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen, used esp to denote that a heterocyclic compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a carbon atom with an oxygen atomoxazine
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How to use oxa- in a sentence

  • Gif oxa ores mannes oxan gewundige and he onne dead sy, bebycggen one oxan and hbben him t weor gemne and eac t flsc swa s deadan.

    The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
  • Gif oxa ofhnite wer oe wif, t hy deade synd, sy he mid stanum ofweorpod and ne sy his flsc geeton and se hlaford bi unscyldig.

    The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
  • Gif se hlaford onne wiste, t se oxa hnitol wre and hine healdan nolde, sylle him oerne oxan fore and hbbe him ealle t flsc.

    The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
  • Heo gemunde hwt sum witega cw, "Se oxa oncneow his hlaford, and se assa his hlafordes binne."

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