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hydroxy- US English

representing hydroxyl or hydroxide.

alpha-hydroxy acid US English

An organic acid containing a hydroxyl group bonded to the carbon atom adjacent to the carboxylic acid group. A number of such compounds are used in skin-care preparations for their exfoliating properties

2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone in benzoin US English

A white crystalline aromatic ketone present in gum benzoin