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The univalent group, -COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.
car′box·yl′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adj.
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the univalent group COOH, of organic acids.
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|Noun||1.||carboxyl - the univalent radical -COOH; present in and characteristic of organic acids|
|Adj.||1.||carboxyl - relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical|
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