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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydroxy-  \Hy*drox"y-\  (Chem.) 
  A  combining  form  also  used  adjectively,  indicating  hydroxyl 
  as  an  ingredient. 
 
  {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. 




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