beta hydroxy acid

noun
variants: also beta hydroxy

Medical Definition of beta hydroxy acid

: any of various carboxylic acids with a hydroxyl group attached at the beta position specifically : salicylic acid A better fix is to exfoliate with a high-concentration beta hydroxy acid product designed for warts. — Paula Begoun, The Houston Chronicle, 21 Oct. 1999 abbreviation BHA

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“Beta hydroxy acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/beta%20hydroxy%20acid. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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