Definitions for oxy-

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  1. a combining form meaning “sharp,”“acute,”“keen,”“pointed,”“acid”:

    oxygen; oxymoron.

    Category: Affix

Origin of oxy-:

< Gk, comb. form of oxýs sharp, keen


  1. a combining form representing oxygen in compound words, sometimes as an equivalent of

    hydroxy-: oxyhemoglobin.

    Category: Affix, Chemistry


  1. oxy-(Prefix)

    Concerning oxygen

  2. oxy-(Prefix)

    Sharp, keen, acute, pungent, acid

  3. Origin: From the .


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