camphoronic acid

cam·​phor·​on·​ic acid

Definition of camphoronic acid

: a crystalline tribasic acid C6H11(COOH)3 obtained by the oxidation of camphor or camphoric acid

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History and Etymology for camphoronic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary camphor + -one (from Greek -ōnē, suffix denoting a female descendant) + -ic

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“Camphoronic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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