anisic acid

noun (1)
anis·​ic acid | \ əˈnisik, (ˈ)a¦n- also -nī- sometimes -nē-\

Definition of anisic acid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a crystalline acid CH3OC6H4COOH obtained by oxidizing anethole or anisaldehyde

called also para-anisic acid

anisic aldehyde

noun (2)

Definition of anisic aldehyde (Entry 2 of 2)

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First Known Use of anisic acid

Noun (1)

1842, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisic acid

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary anise + -ic; originally formed as French anisique

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