polyalcohol

noun
poly·​al·​co·​hol | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl How to pronounce polyalcohol (audio) \

Definition of polyalcohol

: an alcohol (such as a diol) that contains more than one hydroxyl group

First Known Use of polyalcohol

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyalcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyalcohol. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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polyalcohol

noun
poly·​al·​co·​hol | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl How to pronounce polyalcohol (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyalcohol

: an alcohol (as ethylene glycol) that contains more than one hydroxyl group

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