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English definition of “hydroxyl ion”

hydroxyl ion

noun [C] uk   /haɪˌdrɒk.sɪlˈaɪən/ us    /-ˈdrɑːk-/ specialized
an ion with a negative charge, consisting of an oxygen atom and a hydrogen atomAtoms, molecules and sub-atomic particles
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