deoxy- also desoxy-, prefix used to form chemical names for compounds which contain less oxygen than other compounds, from DE- (Cf. de-) + first two syllables of OXYGEN (Cf. oxygen)

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  • deoxy- — [dē äks′ī, dē äks′ə] combining form containing less oxygen than its parent compound [deoxyribonucleic acid] …   English World dictionary

  • deoxy — also desoxy adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1931 containing less oxygen in the molecule than the compound from which it is derived < deoxy sugars > usually used in combination < deoxyribonucleic acid > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deoxy — de·oxy (.)dē äk sē also des·oxy (.)des adj containing less oxygen per molecule than the compound from which it is derived <deoxy sugars> usu. used in combination <deoxyribonucleic acid> <desoxycorticosterone> …   Medical dictionary

  • deoxy- — deoksi statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dėmuo, reiškiantis HO– grupės pakeitimą vandeniliu. atitikmenys: angl. deoxy rus. дезокси ; деокси ryšiai: sinonimas – dezoksi …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • deoxy- — a combining form meaning deoxygenated, used in the formation of compound words: deoxyribose. Also, desoxy . * * * …   Universalium

  • deoxy — adjective Describing any compound formally derived from another by replacement of a hydroxy group by a hydrogen atom …   Wiktionary

  • deoxy- — Prefix to chemical names of substances to indicate replacement of an –OH by an H. The older desoxy has been retained in some instances. * * * a prefix used in naming chemical compounds, to designate a compound containing one less atom of oxygen… …   Medical dictionary

  • Deoxy- — De|ọ|xy ↑ Desoxy …   Universal-Lexikon

  • deoxy — de·oxy …   English syllables

  • deoxy- — biochem. chem. aff. a combining form meaning “deoxygenated”: deoxyribose Compare desoxy …   From formal English to slang