hy·droxy | \ hī-ˈdräk-sē \

Definition of hydroxy 

: being or containing hydroxyl especially : containing hydroxyl especially in place of hydrogen usually used in combination hydroxyacetic acid

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Aging If signs of skin aging are a concern, choose hydroxy acid cleansers. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "How to choose a skin cleanser," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of hydroxy

1812, in the meaning defined above

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hy·droxy | \ hī-ˈdräk-sē \

Medical Definition of hydroxy 

: being or containing hydroxyl especially : containing hydroxyl in place of hydrogen often used in combination hydroxybutyric acid

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