anisic acid

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

Definition of anisic acid

: a crystalline acid CH3OC6H4COOH obtained by oxidizing anethole or anisaldehyde

called also para-anisic acid

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First Known Use of anisic acid

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisic acid

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

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“Anisic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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