carboxyl

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of carbonyl +‎ hydroxyl

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  • IPA(key): /kɑː(ɹ)ˈbɒksɪl/, /kɑː(ɹ)ˈbɒksaɪl/

Noun[edit]

carboxyl (plural carboxyls)

  1. (organic chemistry) A univalent functional group consisting of a carbonyl and a hydroxyl functional group (-CO.OH); characteristic of carboxylic acids.

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