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older form for deoxy-.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Prefix to chemical names of substances that indicates replacement of an -OH by an H. The older desoxy- has been retained in some instances.
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deoxy-Prefix denoting removal of an oxygen atom from a molecule.
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