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Under the microscope, ivory reveals its molecular structure: a three-dimensional collagen scaffolding filled with hydroxyl apatite minerals and water.
Typically cleansers with beta hydroxy acids, like salicylic, and alpha hydroxyl acids, like glycolic and lactic, are marketed to teens and those who suffer from acne (so perfect if your discoloration comes from pimples).
This water is no longer in its liquid state, but is bound to oxygen in crystal structures to form hydroxyl (OH-)
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Origin and Etymology of hydroxyl
hydr- + ox- + -yl
First Known Use: 1869See Words from the same year
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