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Definition of "polyhydric" []

  • Containing at least two hydroxyl groups. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polyhydric" in a sentence
  • "Dextrose, maltose, milk sugar, galactose, and the polyhydric alcohols give, if anything, only insignificant colours, and these only after long standing."
  • "Amongst polyhydric alcohols, the behaviour of the methyl ester of catechol, _guaiacol_ was investigated."
  • "All mono - and polyhydric phenols may be converted into true tanning matters by either condensing them as such, or after their conversion into the corresponding sulphonic acids, by substances capable of eliminating the elements of water."