Definition of Hydroxy acid

1. Noun. Any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself.


Definition of Hydroxy acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) a carboxylic acid that also contains a hydroxy group ¹

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Medical Definition of Hydroxy acid

1. Any molecule which is an acid and which has a hydroxyl group (an -OH or alcohol group) attached to it. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydroxy Acid

hydroxide
hydroxide ion
hydroxides
hydroxido
hydroxilic acid
hydroximic
hydroximic acid
hydroxo
hydroxocobalamin
hydroxocobemine
hydroxonium
hydroxoniums
hydroxy
hydroxy-
hydroxy-Y base
hydroxy acid (current term)
hydroxy acids
hydroxyacetic acid
hydroxyacetone
hydroxyacetylaminofluorene
hydroxyacid-oxoacid transhydrogenase
hydroxyacylglutathione hydrolase
hydroxyalkyl
hydroxyalkyls
hydroxyamino
hydroxyamphetamine hydrobromide
hydroxyanisole
hydroxyanthraquinone
hydroxyanthraquinones
hydroxyapatite

Literary usage of Hydroxy acid

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"... corresponding to a hydroxy acid formed along with the hydroxy acid of ... three hydroxy acids corresponding to the three lactones a hydroxy acid called ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1892)
"When the a-hydroxy-acid is treated with phosphorus penta- chloride it yields ... is formed when the hydroxy-acid is added to a mixture of 2 parts of fuming ..."

3. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"... -hydroxy acid Anhydrides.—When solutions of gamma- hydroxy acids are heated, often on simply standing at ordinary temperatures, water is lost from one ..."

4. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam, John Millar Thomson (1907)
"It will be found that the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group in a hydroxy-acid can be exchanged for a metal, just as it is in the hydroxyl group of un alcohol, ..."

5. Oxidations and Reductions in the Animal Body by Henry Drysdale Dakin (1922)
"This formation of a /S-hydroxy acid from the corresponding unsaturated acid ... hydroxy acid and /S-ketonic acid. It seems reasonable to suppose that some ..."

6. The Plant Alkaloids by Thomas Anderson Henry (1913)
"... to be a lactonic acid furnishing by hydration of the lactone group the hydroxy-acid ... and with boiling baryta water the salt of the hydroxy-acid ..."

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