naphthoic acid

noun naph·tho·ic acid \(ˈ)naf|¦thōik-, ÷(ˈ)nap|\

Definition of naphthoic acid

  1. :  either of two crystalline monocarboxylic acids C10H7COOH derived from naphthalene

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Origin and Etymology of naphthoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary naphth- + -oic

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