Definition of furoic acid
: either of two crystalline monocarboxylic acids C4H3OCOOH derived from furan; especially : the alpha or 2-derivative obtained by oxidation of furfural and used chiefly as a preservative
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Origin and Etymology of furoic acid
fur- + -ic
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