hydroxy acid

noun

Definition of hydroxy acid

: an acid (as lactic acid, tartaric acid, salicylic acid) having one or more hydroxyl groups in the molecule in addition to that present in the acid group itself

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“Hydroxy acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxy%20acid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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