furoic acid

noun fu·ro·ic acid \(ˈ)fyu̇¦rōik-\

Definition of furoic acid

  1. :  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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