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Medical Term:

polyalcohol

Pronunciation: pol'e-al'ko-hol

Definition: An aliphatic or alicyclic molecule characterized by the presence of two or more hydroxyl groups; glycerol, inositol.

[G. polys, much, many + alcohol]

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