polyhydroxy

adjective
poly·hy·droxy | \ ˌpä-lē-hī-ˈdräk-sē \

Definition of polyhydroxy 

: containing more than one hydroxyl group in the molecule

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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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1895, in the meaning defined above

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polyhydroxy

adjective
poly·hy·droxy | \ -hī-ˈdräk-sē \

Medical Definition of polyhydroxy 

: containing more than one hydroxyl group in the molecule

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