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oxy-




a combining form meaning “sharp,” “acute,” “keen,” “pointed,” “acid,” used in the formation of compound words: oxycephalic; oxygen; oxymoron.

oxy-




a combining form representing oxygen in compound words, sometimes as an equivalent of hydroxy-: oxychloride.

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ox-tongue partisanoxyacetylene

 

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