Carboxyl meaning

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The univalent group, −COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.
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The group COOH, characteristic of organic acids, including fatty acids and amino acids.
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The univalent group, −COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.
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The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.
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(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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Origin of carboxyl

  • carb(o)– ox(y)– –yl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition