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oxyl (plural oxyls)
- (chemistry) A compound or radical bound to an oxygen by a single bond
2007, Albert W. Girotti & Paolo U. Giacomoni, “Lipid and Protein Damage Provoked by Ultraviolet Radiation: Mechanisms of Indirect Photooxidative Damage”, in Giacomoni, editor, Biophysical and Physiological Effects of Solar Radiation on Human Skin, ISBN 085404289X, page 271:
- If a Type I- or Type II-derived LOOH encounters a ligated Fe2+ or Cu+ on a membrane, it invariably undergoes one-electron reduction to an oxyl radical (LO-) […]
- (chemistry, obsolete) An acid anhydride
1865, W.A. Miller, “On Chemical Nomenclature”, The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, page 18:
- The formula (CaO, CO2) would represent calcic carbonate as a compound of a base and an oxyl.