cumic acid

noun (1)
cu·​mic acid | \ ˈkyümik-\

Definition of cumic acid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a white crystalline acid (CH3)2CHC6H4COOH obtained by oxidation of cumin oil; p-isopropyl-benzoic acid

cumic aldehyde

noun (2)

Definition of cumic aldehyde (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for cumic acid

Noun (1)

cum- + -ic

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