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older form for deoxy-.
Prefix to chemical names of substances that indicates replacement of an -OH by an H. The older desoxy- has been retained in some instances.
deoxy-chemical prefix designating a compound containing one less oxygen atom than the reference substance; see also words beginning desoxy-.
prefix meaning "containing a decreased amount of oxygen": deoxygenation, desoxymorphine, desoxyribose.
deoxy-Prefix denoting removal of an oxygen atom from a molecule.
a chemical prefix designating a compound containing one less atom of oxygen than the reference substance. For words beginning thus, see also those beginning desoxy-.