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Definition of "peroxyl" [peroxyl]

  • Any univalent radical, R-O-O-, derived from a peroxide (noun)

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Use "peroxyl" in a sentence
  • "The HO and peroxyl radicals cycle back and forth in the oxidation process, and one of the byproducts is ozone."
  • "Now smog is basically a “slow burn,” with the “burning” mediated by what are called free radicals, in this case hydroxyl (HO), and peroxyl, the simplest being hydroperoxyl (HOO)."
  • "Vitamin C completely protects blood fats against peroxyl free-radical attack.22 It is the only antioxidant that can do this in the blood."
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