hydroxyl hydroxyl

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  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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