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hydroxy acid

noun
1.
an organic acid containing both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group.
2.
any of a class of organic acids containing a hydroxyl group and showing properties of both an alcohol and an acid.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxy acid

hydroxy acid

noun
1.
any acid, such as sulphuric acid, containing hydroxyl groups in its molecules
2.
any of a class of carboxylic acids that contain both a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group in their molecules
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