[puh-rok-see] /pəˈrɒk si/

adjective, Chemistry.
containing the peroxy group.
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the peroxy group is present:
combining form
indicating the presence of the peroxide group, -O–O-: peroxysulphuric acid Also (not in technical usage) per-

peroxy per·ox·y (pə-rŏk’sē)
Containing the bivalent group O2.


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