- An example of oxy used as a prefix is in the word "oxymoron," which means a combination of contradictory words such as exact estimate.
- An example of oxy used as a prefix is in the word "oxygenate" which means to combine or treat with oxygen.
Oxy is defined as intense or sharp, or is defined as a compound with oxygen in it.
- containing oxygen: oxyacetylene, oxyhemoglobin
- containing the hydroxyl radical: oxytetracycline
Origin of oxy-; from oxy(gen)
sharp, pointed, acute, or acid: oxycephaly, oxymoron, oxygen
Origin of oxy-; from Classical Greek oxys, sharp, acid ; from Indo-European an unverified form a?s- ; from base an unverified form ak- from source Classical Greek akm?, a point, Classical Latin acus, a needle, acidus, sour
Oxygen, especially additional oxygen: oxyacetylene.
Origin of oxy-From oxygen.
From the Ancient Greek á½€Î¾ÏÏ‚ (oxus, “sharp").
- Concerning oxygen
Reduced from oxygen