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polyhydric

[pol-ee-hahy-drik] /ˌpɒl iˈhaɪ drɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(especially of alcohols and phenols) polyhydroxy.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; poly- + hydric1
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Examples from the web for polyhydric
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for polyhydric

polyhydric

/ˌpɒlɪˈhaɪdrɪk/
adjective
1.
another word for polyhydroxy, esp when applied to alcohols
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polyhydric in Medicine

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

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