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Denoting a molecule containing less oxygen than another to which it is closely related: deoxycorticosterone.
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(Elements & Compounds) indicating the presence of less oxygen than in a specified related compound: deoxyribonucleic acid.
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a combining form meaning “deoxygenated”: deoxyribose. Compare desoxy-.
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