anisic acid

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

Definition of anisic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid CH3OC6H4COOH obtained by oxidizing anethole or anisaldehyde —called also para-anisic acid

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Origin and Etymology of anisic acid

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


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