naphthoic acid

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

Definition of naphthoic acid

: either of two crystalline monocarboxylic acids C10H7COOH derived from naphthalene

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History and Etymology for naphthoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary naphth- + -oic

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“Naphthoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naphthoic%20acid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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