anisic acid


anis·​ic acid
(ˈ)a¦n- also -nī- sometimes -nē-
: a crystalline acid CH3OC6H4COOH obtained by oxidizing anethole or anisaldehyde

called also para-anisic acid

Word History


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

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisic acid was in 1842

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“Anisic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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