Hydroxy acid

Definition of Hydroxy acid

(Chem.) an organic acid, having (besides the hydroxyl group of the carboxyl radical) an alcoholic hydroxyl group, and thus having the qualities of an alcohol in addition to its acid properties; as, lactic and tartaric acids are hydroxy acids.

See also: Hydroxy-

Related Words

2-hydroxybenzoic acid, acid, hydroxybenzoic acid, juniperic acid, salicylic acid, tartaric acid
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