deoxy-

deoxy-
Prefix to chemical names of substances to indicate replacement of an –OH by an H. The older desoxy- has been retained in some instances.

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a prefix used in naming chemical compounds, to designate a compound containing one less atom of oxygen than the reference substance. For words beginning thus see also those beginning desoxy-.

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