Definition of mellophanic acid
: 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
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