mellitic acid

mel·​lit·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)me¦|litik-, məˈ| \

Definition of mellitic acid

: 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

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mellite + -ic

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“Mellitic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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