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oxo-

or ox-
pref.
Oxygen: oxime.

[From oxygen.]

oxo-

or before a vowel

ox-

combining form
(Chemistry) indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen linked to another atom by a double bond, used esp to denote that a compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a methylene group with a carbonyl group: oxobutanoic acid.
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