Glossary of Medical Terms

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OXA-

Combining form inserted in names of organic compounds to signify the presence or addition of oxygen atom(s) in a chain or ring (as in ethers), not appended to either (as in ketones and aldehydes). See: hydroxy-, oxo-, oxy-. Origin: English. Oxygen
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