humic acid

noun

Definition of humic acid

: any of various organic acids obtained from humus

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Recent Examples on the Web All of it has darkened somewhat because of the development of humic acids. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, "Body composting promises a sustainable way of death," 18 Feb. 2020

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Humic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humic%20acid. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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humic acid

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hu·​mic acid | \ ˈhyü-mik- How to pronounce humic acid (audio) , ˈyü- How to pronounce humic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of humic acid

: any of various organic acids obtained from humus

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