Definition of trihydric in English:

trihydric

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

Chemistry
  • (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.

Origin

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

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