poly·​hy·​droxy | \ ˌpä-lē-hī-ˈdräk-sē How to pronounce polyhydroxy (audio) \

Definition of polyhydroxy

: containing more than one hydroxyl group in the molecule

Examples of polyhydroxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those with sensitive skin may want to look into the even gentler polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), Dr. Ngo says, and should avoid physical exfoliators like harsh scrubs containing pits or abrasive beads. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "5 Tips Dermatologists Swear by for Healthy, Glowing Skin," 22 Aug. 2019 This cleanser is specially formulated with polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), a gentle acid suitable for sensitive skin types, to lightly exfoliate and help keep my blackheads and dead skin cells at bay. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How I Used Korean Skin Care to Treat My Hormonal Acne," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of polyhydroxy

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyhydroxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyhydroxy. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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poly·​hy·​droxy | \ -hī-ˈdräk-sē How to pronounce polyhydroxy (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyhydroxy

: containing more than one hydroxyl group in the molecule

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