hydroxy adj (of a chemical compound) containing one or more hydroxyl groups (C19: hydro- + oxy(gen))
combining form (in chemical compounds) indicating the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups or ions
(from hydro- + oxy(gen))
1 any acid, such as sulphuric acid, containing hydroxyl groups in its molecules
2 any of a class of carboxylic acids that contain both a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group in their molecules
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