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containing the carboxyl group.
Historical Examples

When treated with alkalies, they lose their carboxyl groups and become ætioporphyrin.
The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

The carboxyl group constitutes another convenient starting-point for the orientation of many types of organic compounds.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various

Entrance of the carboxyl or sulpho groups weakens toxic action.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

carboxyl car·box·yl (kär-bŏk’səl)
The univalent radical, COOH, characteristic of all organic acids.
The radical COOH, characteristic of all carboxylic acids.


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