allophanic acid

al·​lo·​phan·​ic acid | \ ¦alə¦fanik- \

Definition of allophanic acid

: an acid NH2CONHCOOH known only in the form of derivatives (as esters)

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First Known Use of allophanic acid

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allophanic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary allophan- (after German allophansäure allophanic acid, from Greek allophanēs appearing otherwise + German säure acid) + -ic

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“Allophanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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