hydroxyl

[hahy-drok-suhl]
adjective
containing the hydroxyl group.
Also, hydroxy.


Origin:
1865–70; hydr-2 + ox(y)- + -yl

hydroxylic [hahy-drok-sil-ik] , adjective
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hydroxyl (haɪˈdrɒksɪl)
 
n
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group -OH or the ion OH--: a hydroxyl group or radical
 
hydrox'ylic
 
adj

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hydroxyl hy·drox·yl (hī-drŏk'sĭl)
n.
The univalent radical or group OH, a characteristic component of bases, certain acids, phenols, alcohols, carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and amphoteric compounds.

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hydroxyl   (hī-drŏk'sĭl)  Pronunciation Key 
The group OH. Hydroxyl is present in bases, certain acids, hydroxides, and alcohols.
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Example sentences
The naturally occurring chemical, called a hydroxyl radical, consists of an oxygen atom and a hydrogen atom.
When this happens to protons they are expected to interact with the oxygen in the lunar regolith to produce hydroxyl and water.
Hydrogen and oxygen in these cells react to form hydroxyl ions and electrons.
Water and other molecules already present in the pores of the electrode react with the oxygen to produce hydroxyl.
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