camphoronic acid

noun

cam·​phor·​on·​ic acid
: a crystalline tribasic acid C6H11(COOH)3 obtained by the oxidation of camphor or camphoric acid

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Camphoronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camphoronic%20acid. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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