Prefix indicating addition or substitution of the –OH group to or in the compound whose name follows. SEE ALSO: oxa-, oxo-, oxy-.

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a chemical prefix indicating presence of the univalent radical OH.

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  • hydroxy — hydroxy; mono·hydroxy; poly·hydroxy; …   English syllables

  • hydroxy- — CHIM Préfixe indiquant la présence du radical hydroxyle OH. hydroxy ❖ ♦ Élément tiré de hydroxyle, servant à former des mots comp. de chimie, pour indiquer la présence du radical hydroxyle OH (ex. : hydroxycaféine n. f., hydroxycitrique adj.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hydroxy — [hī dräks′ē] adj. containing or related to hydroxyl * * * hy·drox·y (hī drŏkʹsē) adj. Containing the hydroxyl group.   [From hydroxyl.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hydroxy... — Hydroxy...,   Bezeichnung der chemischen Nomenklatur, die bei organischen Verbindungen als Präfix das Vorliegen einer an ein Kohlenstoffatom gebundenen Hydroxylgruppe, OH, kennzeichnet; früher meist als Oxy... bezeichnet. (...ol) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hydroxy — [hī dräks′ē] adj. containing or related to hydroxyl …   English World dictionary

  • hydroxy- — [hī dräks′ē, hī dräks′i, hī dräks′ə] combining form hydroxyl [hydroxybutyric acid]: also, before a vowel, prefix combining form hydrox …   English World dictionary

  • hydroxy — adjective being or containing a hydroxyl group • Pertains to noun: ↑hydroxyl * * * (ˈ)hī|dräksē adjective Etymology: hydroxy : relating to or containing hydroxyl hydroxy molecule compare hydric 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxy- — hidroksi statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Grupė. formulė HO– atitikmenys: angl. hydroxy ; hydroxyl rus. гидрокси ; гидроксил ryšiai: sinonimas – hidroksil sinonimas – hidroksilas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hydroxy — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from hydroxyl Date: 1812 being or containing hydroxyl; especially containing hydroxyl especially in place of hydrogen usually used in combination < hydroxyacetic acid > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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