pentahydroxy

adjective
pen·​ta·​hy·​droxy | \ ˌpentəˌhīˈdräksē \

Definition of pentahydroxy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing five hydroxyl groups in the molecule

pentahydroxy-

combining form

Definition of pentahydroxy- (Entry 2 of 2)

: containing five hydroxyl groups in names of chemical compounds

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History and Etymology for pentahydroxy

Adjective

pentahydroxy-

Combining form

penta- + hydroxy-

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“Pentahydroxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentahydroxy. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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