polyhydric

[pol-ee-hahy-drik]

adjective Chemistry.

(especially of alcohols and phenols) polyhydroxy.

Origin of polyhydric

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

polyhydric

adjective

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

polyhydric

[pŏl′ē-hīdrĭk]

adj.

Containing more than one hydroxyl group.
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