Definition of dihydric in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈhʌɪdrɪk/


(Of an alcohol) containing two hydroxyl groups.
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.


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

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