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hydroxy-

[hī′dräk·sē]
(organic chemistry)
Chemical prefix indicating the OH- group in an organic compound, such as hydroxybenzene for phenol, C6H5OH; the use of just oxy- for the prefix is incorrect. Also spelled hydroxyl-.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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