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polyhydroxy

[pol-ee-hahy-drok-see] /ˌpɒl i haɪˈdrɒk si/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
containing two or more hydroxyl groups.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; poly- + hydroxy
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  • These polyhydroxy triglycerides exhibit unique industrially desirable emulsoid properties in water.
  • Synthesis and characterization of corn oil polyhydroxy fatty acids designed as additive agent for many applications.
  • Synthesis and characteristics of polyhydroxy triglycerides from milkweed oil.
  • The carbohydrates are polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones.
  • Experiments concerning the teratogenic nature of thallium: polyhydroxy compounds, histidine and imidazole as supplements.
British Dictionary definitions for polyhydroxy

polyhydroxy

/ˌpɒlɪhaɪˈdrɒksɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a chemical compound) containing two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule Also polyhydric
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