polyhydric alcohol


polyhydric alcohol
/ˌpɒlihaɪdrɪk ˈælkəhɒl/ (say .poleehuydrik 'alkuhhol)

noun
an alcohol which contains two or more hydroxyl groups.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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