peroxy

[ puh-rok-see ]
/ pəˈrɒk si /

adjective Chemistry.

containing the peroxy group.

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Origin of peroxy

First recorded in 1955–60; per- + oxy-2

Definition for peroxy (2 of 2)

peroxy-

a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the peroxy group is present: peroxyborate.
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British Dictionary definitions for peroxy

peroxy-

esp for inorganic compounds peroxo-


combining form

indicating the presence of the peroxide group, -O–O-peroxysulphuric acid Also (not in technical usage): per-
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Medical definitions for peroxy

peroxy
[ pə-rŏksē ]

adj.

Containing the bivalent group O2.
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