cresotic acid

cre·​sot·​ic acid | \ krə̇ˈsätik- \

Definition of cresotic acid

: any of 10 isomeric acids CH3C6H3(OH)COOH derived from the cresols; hydroxy-toluic acid

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History and Etymology for cresotic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary cresotic (from cresot-—probably irregular from creosote—+ -ic) + acid

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“Cresotic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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