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hexahydric

[hek-suh-hahy-drik]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. (especially of alcohols and phenols) hexahydroxy.
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Origin of hexahydric

First recorded in 1880–85; hexa- + -hydric
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Historical Examples

  • On reduction glucose appears to yield the hexahydric alcohol d-sorbite, and on oxidation d-gluconic and d-saccharic acids.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2

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