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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing two hydroxyl radicals.

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  • adj. Containing two hydroxyl functional groups.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., containing two atoms of basic or easily replaceable hydrogen: as, sulphuric acid is a dihydric acid (H2SO4).

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Examples

  • They also demonstrated its close relationship with pregnanediol, a physiologically inactive dihydric alcohol which Butenandt and Marrian had found independently of one another in the urine of pregnant women.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • The aromatic dihydric alcohols are easily condensed with the different sulphonic acids and yield valuable tanning matters.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • Amongst _aromatic alcohols_ the dihydric alcohols show characteristic behaviour; the latter combine with sulphonic acids with the elimination of water, condensation taking place without formaldehyde, and the resulting products being soluble in water and possessing tannoid properties.

    Synthetic Tannins

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