oxabicyclic etymology

English word oxabicyclic comes from English oxa-, English bicyclic

Detailed word origin of oxabicyclic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
oxa- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Used to name compounds in which a carbon atom (typically a methylene group) has been replaced by one of oxygen.
bicyclic English (eng) (chemistry) Having two rings of atoms in the molecule; the rings may be fused, as in naphthalene, or separate, as in biphenyl.. Having two cycles. (chemistry) A bicyclic compound.
oxabicyclic English (eng) (organic chemistry) Describing a bicyclic compound having a bridging oxygen atom.

Words with the same origin as oxabicyclic

Descendants of oxa-
oxaborole oxacyclic oxadiazepine oxadiazine oxadiazole oxanorbornene oxapentane oxaphosphine oxaphosphole oxasilolane oxathiane oxathiazinone oxathiazole oxathiine oxathiirane oxatricycle oxaziridine