|(in chemical compounds) indicating the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups or ions|
Having, adding, or substituting a hydroxyl radical in a compound: hydroxyapatite.
hydroxyl hy·drox·yl (hī-drŏk'sĭl)
The univalent radical or group OH, a characteristic component of bases, certain acids, phenols, alcohols, carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and amphoteric compounds.
|hydroxy (hī-drŏk'sē) Pronunciation Key
Containing the hydroxyl group (OH).
|hydroxyl (hī-drŏk'sĭl) Pronunciation Key
The group OH. Hydroxyl is present in bases, certain acids, hydroxides, and alcohols.