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the monovalent radical, -COOH, found in those organic acids termed carboxylic acids.
The characterizing group (-COOH) of certain organic acids, for example, HCOOH (formic acid), CH3COOH (acetic acid), CH3CH(NH2)COOH (alanine). Compare: carboxylic acid.
carboxyl/car·box·yl/ (kahr-bok´sil) the monovalent radical —COOH, occurring in those organic acids termed carboxylic acids.
The univalent group, -COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.
car′box·yl′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adj.
a monovalent radical (M-COOH) characteristic of organic acids. The hydrogen of the radical can be replaced by metals to form salts.
The characterizing group (-COOH) of organic acids.
the monovalent radical, −COOH, found in those organic acids termed carboxylic acids.