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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydroxyl  \Hy*drox"yl\,  n.  [Hydro-,  2  +  oxygen  +  -yl.]  (Chem.) 
  A  compound  radical,  or  unsaturated  group  {HO},  consisting  of 
  one  atom  of  hydrogen  and  one  of  oxygen.  It  is  a 
  characteristic  part  of  the  hydrates,  the  alcohols,  the  oxygen 
  acids,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydroxyl 
  n  :  the  monovalent  group  -OH  in  such  compounds  as  bases  and  some 
  acids  and  alcohols  [syn:  {hydroxyl  group},  {hydroxyl 
  radical}] 




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