Definition of dihydric in English:

dihydric

Line breaks: di|hy¦dric
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈhʌɪdrɪk
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • (Of an alcohol) containing two hydroxyl groups.
    More example sentences
    • Polyurethanes are created from dihydric alcohols and diisocyanate monomers.
    • This early work was based on toluene diisocyanate reacted with dihydric alcohols.
    • Aliphatic dihydric alcohols are known as glycols.

Origin

late 19th century: from di-1 'two' + hydrogen + -ic.

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