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[pol-ee-hahy-drok-see] /ˌpɒl i haɪˈdrɒk si/

adjective, Chemistry.
containing two or more hydroxyl groups.
(of a chemical compound) containing two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule Also polyhydric


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