monohydroxy

monohydroxy

[mon-uh-hahy-drok-see]
adjective Chemistry.
(of a molecule) containing one hydroxyl group.

Origin:
1940–45; mono- + hydroxy

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monohydroxy (ˌmɒnəʊhaɪˈdrɒksɪ)
 
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Also: monohydric (of a chemical compound) containing one hydroxyl group per molecule

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