carboxylic acid

noun

Definition of carboxylic acid 

: an organic acid (such as acetic acid) containing one or more carboxyl groups

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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carboxylic acid

noun

Medical Definition of carboxylic acid 

: an organic acid (as an acetic acid) containing one or more carboxyl groups

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