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polyhydroxy

[pol-ee-hahy-drok-see]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing two or more hydroxyl groups.

Origin of polyhydroxy

1890–95; poly- + hydroxy
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British Dictionary definitions for polyhydroxy

polyhydroxy

adjective
  1. (of a chemical compound) containing two or more hydroxyl groups per moleculeAlso: polyhydric
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