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oxy-

 
word element [Gr.], sharp; quick; sour; presence of oxygen in a compound. Also ox-.

oxy-

1. Combining form denoting shrill; sharp, pointed; quick (incorrectly used for ocy-, from G. ōkys, swift).
See also: hydroxy-, oxa-, oxo-.
2. In chemistry, combining form denoting the presence of oxygen, either added or substituted, in a substance.
See also: hydroxy-, oxa-, oxo-.
[G. oxys, keen]

oxy-

word element [Gr.], sharp; quick; sour; the presence of oxygen in a compound.

oxy-

1 prefix meaning "sharp, quick, or sour": oxyblepsia, oxycephalia, oxyecoia.
2 prefix indicating the presence of oxygen in a compound: oxyacanthine, oxycamphor, oxyquinoline.

oxy-

1. Combining form meaning shrill; sharp, pointed; quick (incorrectly used for ocy-, from G. ōkys, swift).
2. chemistry Combining form denoting the presence of oxygen, either added or substituted, in a substance.
See also: hydroxy-, oxa-, oxo-
[G. oxys, keen]

oxy-

Combining form denoting sharp.

oxy-

word element. [Gr.] sharp, quick, sour, presence of oxygen in a compound.