containing the carboxyl group.

1865–70; carb- + ox(ygen) + -yl

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carboxyl car·box·yl (kär-bŏk'səl)
The univalent radical, COOH, characteristic of all organic acids.

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carboxyl   (kär-bŏk'səl)  Pronunciation Key 
The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.
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This concept of acidity is used frequently for organic acids such as carboxylic
Aromatic carboxylic acids, the simplest being benzoic acid, are solids.
Salts and anions of carboxylic acids are called carboxylates.
Carboxylic acids also react with alcohols and amines to give esters and amides.
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