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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

methoxy-

The methoxyl radical, CH3O—

[metho- plus ox(y)-2.]

Examples include methoxychlor, the common name for a relative of DDT used as a veterinary insecticide, and methoxyethanol, a jet fuel de-icer and a solvent for cellulose acetate. It occurs most frequently in systematic chemical names, such as 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid, sold under various trade names as a herbicide, or 4-methoxyaniline, an intermediate in making azo dyes and pigments. See also ethoxy-.

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