Definition of dihydric in English:

dihydric

adjective

Chemistry
  • (of an alcohol) containing two hydroxyl groups.

    • ‘This early work was based on toluene diisocyanate reacted with dihydric alcohols.’
    • ‘Subsequently, the polyphenol was further separated into dihydric phenols and monohydric phenol.’
    • ‘Of the four dihydric alcohols, ethylene glycol was superior to the other three alcohols in the smoothness and color of the deposit and the cathodic current efficiency.’
    • ‘Polyurethanes are created from dihydric alcohols and diisocyanate monomers.’
    • ‘Aliphatic dihydric alcohols are known as glycols.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

dihydric

/dīˈhīdrik/