polyhydric

[ pol-ee-hahy-drik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈhaɪ drɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

(especially of alcohols and phenols) polyhydroxy.

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Origin of polyhydric

First recorded in 1875–80; poly- + hydric1
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British Dictionary definitions for polyhydric

polyhydric
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈhaɪdrɪk) /

adjective

another word for polyhydroxy, esp when applied to alcohols
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Medical definitions for polyhydric

polyhydric
[ pŏl′ē-hīdrĭk ]

adj.

Containing more than one hydroxyl group.
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