hydroxy acid definition

  • noun:
    • a carboxylic acid which also includes a hydroxy team
    • any acid that includes hydroxyl teams as well as the hydroxyl team into the acid it self
  • others:
    • a natural acid, having (form hydroxyl number of the carboxyl radical) an alcoholic hydroxyl team, and therefore having the qualities of an alcohol and its acid properties; since, lactic and tartaric acids are hydroxy acids.
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