Definition of trihydric in English:


Line breaks: tri|hyd¦ric
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈhʌɪdrɪk


(Of an alcohol) containing three hydroxyl groups.
More example sentences
  • Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol because it contains three hydroxyl or alcohol groups.
  • Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol, which means each molecule has three hydroxyl groups.
  • Alcohols have one, two, or three hydroxyl groups attached to their molecules and are thus classified as monohydric, dihydric, or trihydric, respectively.


mid 19th century: from tri- 'three' + hydrogen + -ic.

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