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the monovalent radical, -COOH, found in those organic acids termed carboxylic acids.
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The characterizing group (-COOH) of certain organic acids, for example, HCOOH (formic acid), CH3COOH (acetic acid), CH3CH(NH2)COOH (alanine). Compare: carboxylic acid.
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The univalent group, -COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.
car′box·yl′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adj.
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The characterizing group (-COOH) of organic acids.
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