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dihydric

[dahy-hahy-drik]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. (especially of alcohols and phenols) dihydroxy.
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Origin of dihydric

First recorded in 1875–80; di-1 + -hydric
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Examples from the Web for dihydric

Historical Examples

  • Hydrogen sulphide, Dihydric sulphide, Hydric sulphide; Hydrosulphuric acid.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley


British Dictionary definitions for dihydric

dihydric

adjective
  1. (of an alcohol) containing two hydroxyl groups per molecule
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