pentahydroxy

[pen-tuh-hahy-drok-see]

adjective Chemistry.

(of a molecule) containing five hydroxyl groups.

Nearby words

  1. pentagram,
  2. pentagrammatic,
  3. pentahedron,
  4. pentahydrate,
  5. pentahydric,
  6. pentalpha,
  7. pentamerous,
  8. pentameter,
  9. pentamethonium bromide,
  10. pentamethylene

Origin of pentahydroxy

penta- + hydroxy

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