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carboxyl

[kahr-bok-sil] /kɑrˈbɒk sɪl/
adjective
1.
containing the carboxyl group.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; carb- + ox(ygen) + -yl
Related forms
carboxylic, adjective
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  • This concept of acidity is used frequently for organic acids such as carboxylic acid.
  • 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.
  • The curtius rearrangement converts carboxylic acids to isocyanates.
carboxylic in Medicine

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

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carboxylic in Science
carboxyl
  (kär-bŏk'səl)   
The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.
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