oxo-

before a vowel ox-

combining form

indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen linked to another atom by a double bond, used esp to denote that a compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a methylene group with a carbonyl groupoxobutanoic acid

Nearby words

  1. oxlip,
  2. oxnard,
  3. oxo,
  4. oxo acid,
  5. oxo process,
  6. oxolinic acid,
  7. oxon,
  8. oxon hill,
  9. oxon.,
  10. oxonian

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Medicine definitions for oxo-

oxo-

pref.

Oxygen:oxosuccinic acid.

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