camphoronic acid

noun cam·phor·on·ic acid

Definition of camphoronic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of camphoronic acid

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


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