hexa·hy·dric (hek″sə-hiґdrik) containing six atoms of hydrogen.

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  • hexahydric — /hek seuh huy drik/, adj. Chem. (esp. of alcohols and phenols) hexahydroxy. [1880 85; HEXA + HYDRIC] * * * …   Universalium

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