monocarboxylic

adjective mono·car·box·yl·ic \ -ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsi-lik \

Definition of monocarboxylic

: containing one carboxyl group
  • acetic acid is a monocarboxylic acid

First Known Use of monocarboxylic

1883

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monocarboxylic

adjective mono·car·box·yl·ic \ -ˌkär-(ˌ)bäk-ˈsil-ik \

medical Definition of monocarboxylic

: containing one carboxyl group

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