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dihydric

[dahy-hahy-drik] /daɪˈhaɪ drɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(especially of alcohols and phenols) dihydroxy.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; di-1 + -hydric
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  • Other possible routes of metabolism include reduction of amino-compounds or oxidation to dihydric-nitrophenols.
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dihydric

/daɪˈhaɪdrɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an alcohol) containing two hydroxyl groups per molecule
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