mellitic acid

noun

mel·​lit·​ic acid
(ˈ)me¦|litik-,
məˈ|
: a crystalline acid C6(COOH)6 occurring in the form of its aluminum salt as the mineral mellite and also made synthetically (as by oxidation of coal or graphite); benzene-hexa-carboxylic acid

Word History

Etymology

mellite + -ic

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“Mellitic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mellitic%20acid. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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