polyhydric

[pol-ee-hahy-drik]
adjective Chemistry.
(especially of alcohols and phenols) polyhydroxy.

Origin:
1875–80; poly- + hydric1

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polyhydric (ˌpɒlɪˈhaɪdrɪk)
 
adj
another word for polyhydroxy, esp when applied to alcohols

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polyhydric pol·y·hy·dric (pŏl'ē-hī'drĭk)
adj.
Containing more than one hydroxyl group.

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Bio-based rigid polyurethane foam from liquefied products of wood in the presence of polyhydric alcohols.
Artificial sweetening agents do not include aspartame, any sugar or other carbohydrate or polyhydric alcohols.
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