follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

deoxy-

1.
a combining form meaning “deoxygenated,” used in the formation of compound words:
deoxyribose.
Also, desoxy-.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for deoxy

deoxy-

combining form
1.
indicating the presence of less oxygen than in a specified related compound: deoxyribonucleic acid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for deoxy

deoxy-

also desoxy-, prefix used to form chemical names for compounds which contain less oxygen than other compounds, from de- + first two syllables of oxygen

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
deoxy in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for deoxy

16
0
Scrabble Words With Friends