mellophanic acid

mel·​lo·​phan·​ic acid | \ ¦melə¦fanik- \

Definition of mellophanic acid

: either of two isomeric acids derived from benzene:
b : a crystalline acid C6H2(COOH)4 formed by oxidation of isodurene; 1,2,3,5-benzene-tetracarboxylic acid

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History and Etymology for mellophanic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary mellite + -o- + Greek phan- (stem of phainesthai to appear, passive of phainein to show) + International Scientific Vocabulary -ic

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