from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or containing the hydroxyl group.

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  • adjective chemistry Of, pertaining to, or containing hydroxyl groups


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  • The more or less complete replacement of the hydroxylic hydrogen by NO_ {2} groups depends partly on the concentration of the nitric acid used, partly on the duration of the action.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • OAc) _ {4}] is a normal cellulose ester; therefore that four of the five O atoms are hydroxylic.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900 C. F. Cross


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