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Of or containing the hydroxyl group.

[From hydroxyl.]
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(Elements & Compounds) (of a chemical compound) containing one or more hydroxyl groups
[C19: hydro- + oxy(gen)]
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The coralline hydroxy apatite replicated from the exoskeleton of porites [Coralline Hydroxy Apatite Porites (CHAP)] consists of 230-[?]m-diameter, parallel channels interconnected by 190-[?]m diameter fenestrations and has a void volume of 66%.
Hydroxy intercalation may occur following the formation of vermiculite or after further weathering to smectite, and hydroxy-Al cations may be removed by complex formation and chelation with organic matter.
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8,535,649 B2; Chanel Parfums Beaute, Neuilly sur Seine, France, has patented cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one anhydrous gel having a viscosity of at least 180,000 cP*s at 25[degrees]C, which includes at least one oil and at least one copolymer of styrene and at least one olefin other than styrene; at least one ester obtained from a saturated or unsaturated and linear or branched aliphatic acid or hydroxy acid having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, a linear or branched diacid having from 12 to 36 carbon atoms, and glycerol or a glycerol condensate; and optionally at most 10% by weight of wax(es).
Initial calculations suggest that pinenes may form hydroxy-peroxy radicals via addition of hydroxy radical across the double bond, followed by addition of oxygen.
It's hydrating and instantly improves your skin's texture with a powerful combination of alpha hydroxy acids and repairing Vitamins B, and E.