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Hydroxyl

Synonym(s)

  • OH

Definition(s)

The univalent radical OH. Hydroxyl radical is a potent oxidizing agent.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

OH., a neutral, highly reactive, toxic free radical commonly found in biological systems.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: The chemical group or ion OH that consists of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen and is neutral or positively charged. 2: Hydroxide.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014