Hydroxy acid
Hydroxy- Hy*drox"y- (Chem.) A combining form, also used adjectively, indicating hydroxyl as an ingredient. [1913 Webster]

{Hydroxy acid} (Chem.), an organic acid, having (besides the hydroxyl group of the carboxyl radical) an alcoholic hydroxyl group, and thus having the qualities of an alcohol in addition to its acid properties; as, lactic and tartaric acids are hydroxy acids. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydroxy acid — n. an organic acid, as lactic acid, in which both the hydroxyl and carboxyl radicals occur …   English World dictionary

  • hydroxy acid — hidroksirūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HORCOOH atitikmenys: angl. hydroxy acid rus. гидроксикислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hydroxy acid — noun any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself • Hypernyms: ↑acid • Hyponyms: ↑hydroxybenzoic acid, ↑juniperic acid, ↑salicylic acid, ↑2 hydroxybenzoic acid, ↑tartaric acid * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxy acid — noun a carboxylic acid that also contains a hydroxy group …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxy acid — An organic acid containing both OH and COOH groups; e.g., lactic acid. * * * an organic acid that contains an additional hydroxyl group …   Medical dictionary

  • hydroxy acid — 1. an organic acid containing both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group. 2. any of a class of organic acids containing a hydroxyl group and showing properties of both an alcohol and an acid. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroxy acid — /haɪˌdrɒksi ˈæsəd/ (say huy.droksee asuhd) noun 1. organic acid containing both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group. 2. one of a class of organic acids containing a hydroxyl group and showing properties of both an alcohol and acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydroxy acid — hydrox′y ac′id n. chem. an organic acid containing both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • (S)-2-hydroxy-acid oxidase — In enzymology, a (S) 2 hydroxy acid oxidase (EC number|1.1.3.15) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:(S) 2 hydroxy acid + O2 ightleftharpoons 2 oxo acid + H2O2Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are (S) 2 hydroxy acid and O2,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpha hydroxy acid — α hydroxy acids, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), are a class of chemical compounds that consist of a carboxylic acid substituted with a hydroxy group on the adjacent carbon. They may be either naturally occurring or synthetic. AHAs are well known… …   Wikipedia

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