mellophanic acid

noun mel·lo·phan·ic acid \¦melə¦fanik-\

Definition of mellophanic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of mellophanic acid

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


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