oxy- definition

  • prefix:
    • air, particularly extra air: oxyacetylene.
    • Concerning oxygen
    • Sharp, keen, severe, pungent, acid
  • others:
    • A compound containing air.
    • A compound containing the hydroxyl group, even more precisely designated by hydroxy-. See hydroxy-.
    • Of or regarding an ox; resembling an ox; bovine.
    • Wet; smooth; spongy: applied to land.
  • noun:
    • In chem., a prefix suggesting the substance called includes oxygen. In all cases it really is chemically synonymous with hydroxy-, which is become favored.

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