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polyhydric

Pronunciation: pol'e-hi'drik

Definition: Containing more than one hydroxyl group, as in polyhydric alcohols (glycerol, C3H5(OH)3) or polyhydric acids (o-phosphoric acid, OP(OH)3).

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