hydroxyl hydroxyl


  • (n) the monovalent group -OH in such compounds as bases and some acids and alcohols



  1. It is from the signals of the hydroxyl molecule (which consists of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen) that radio astronomers have been learning about star formation and the .
  2. In 1963 a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Lincoln Laboratory used a radio telescope to discover the hydroxyl radical (two-thirds of the .


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