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oxalic acid

noun ox·al·ic acid \(ˌ)äk-ˈsa-lik-\

Definition of OXALIC ACID

:  a poisonous strong acid (COOH)2 or H2C2O4 that occurs in various plants (as spinach) as oxalates and is used especially as a bleaching or cleaning agent and as a chemical intermediate

Origin of OXALIC ACID

French (acide) oxalique, from Latin oxalis
First Known Use: 1790

oxalic acid

noun ox·al·ic acid \(ˌ)äk-ˌsal-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OXALIC ACID

:  a poisonous strong acid (COOH)2 or H2C2O4 that occurs in various plants as oxalates and is used especially as a bleaching or cleaning agent and as a chemical intermediate

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