a combining form meaning “deoxygenated,” used in the formation of compound words: deoxyribose.
Also, desoxy-. Unabridged
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deoxy- or desoxy-
combining form
indicating the presence of less oxygen than in a specified related compound: deoxyribonucleic acid
desoxy- or desoxy-
combining form

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deoxy- or desoxy-
Losing one or more atoms of oxygen: deoxyadenosine.

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