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polyhydroxy

[ pol-ee-hahy-drok-see ]
/ ˌpɒl i haɪˈdrɒk si /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing two or more hydroxyl groups.
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Origin of polyhydroxy

1890–95; poly- + hydroxy
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British Dictionary definitions for polyhydroxy

polyhydroxy
/ (ˌpɒlɪhaɪˈdrɒksɪ) /

adjective
(of a chemical compound) containing two or more hydroxyl groups per moleculeAlso: polyhydric
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