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

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poly·hy·dric (pol″e-hiґdrik) containing more than two hydroxyl groups.

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