hydroxy- definition

  • prefix:
    • having, or produced by a hydroxyl radical
  • others:
    • A combining kind, additionally made use of adjectively, showing hydroxyl as a component.
    • a short member in many compound terms in biochemistry, often written as though a separate term, hydroxy, suggesting the material designated contains the hydroxyl radical or group, HO. The word oxy- is actually made use of, less correctly, with similar meaning.
  • adjective:
    • being or containing a hydroxyl group

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