ox-

ox-

Chemistry.
a combining form meaning “containing oxygen”: oxazine.

Origin:
short for oxygen

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oxa- or (before a vowel) ox-
 
combining form
indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen, used esp to denote that a heterocyclic compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a carbon atom with an oxygen atom: oxazine
 
ox- or (before a vowel) ox-
 
combining form

oxo- or (before a vowel) ox-
 
combining form
indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen linked to another atom by a double bond, used esp to denote that a compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a methylene group with a carbonyl group: oxobutanoic acid
 
ox- or (before a vowel) ox-
 
combining form

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ox- 1
pref.
Variant of oxo-.

ox- 2
pref.
Variant of oxy-.

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