peroxy group


noun Chemistry.

the bivalent group –O2–, derived from hydrogen peroxide.

Nearby words

  1. peroxide,
  2. peroxide blonde,
  3. peroxidize,
  4. peroxisome,
  5. peroxy,
  6. peroxy-,
  7. peroxyacid,
  8. peroxyborate,
  9. peroxydisulfuric acid,
  10. peroxymonosulfuric acid

Origin of peroxy group

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called peroxy radical.

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