hydroxy-

a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the hydroxyl group is present: hydroxyketone.
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hydroxyl

[hahy-drok-suhl]
adjective
containing the hydroxyl group.
Also, hydroxy.


Origin:
1865–70; hydr-2 + ox(y)- + -yl

hydroxylic [hahy-drok-sil-ik] , adjective
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hydroxy (haɪˈdrɒksɪ)
 
adj
(of a chemical compound) containing one or more hydroxyl groups
 
[C19: hydro- + oxy(gen)]

hydroxy-
 
combining form
(in chemical compounds) indicating the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups or ions
 
[from hydro- + oxy(gen)]

hydroxyl (haɪˈdrɒksɪl)
 
n
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group -OH or the ion OH--: a hydroxyl group or radical
 
hydrox'ylic
 
adj

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hydroxy- pref.
Having, adding, or substituting a hydroxyl radical in a compound: hydroxyapatite.

hydroxyl hy·drox·yl (hī-drŏk'sĭl)
n.
The univalent radical or group OH, a characteristic component of bases, certain acids, phenols, alcohols, carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and amphoteric compounds.

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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.
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Example sentences for hydroxy
Coumaric acids are organic compounds that are hydroxy derivatives of cinnamic acid.
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