oxalic acid

noun ox·al·ic acid \ (ˌ)äk-ˈsa-lik- \

Definition of oxalic acid

:a poisonous strong acid (COOH)2 or H2C2O4 that occurs in various plants (such as spinach) as oxalates and is used especially as a bleaching or cleaning agent and as a chemical intermediate

Origin and Etymology of oxalic acid

French (acide) oxalique, from Latin oxalis


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oxalic acid

noun ox·al·ic acid \ (ˌ)äk-ˌsal-ik- \

medical Definition of oxalic acid

:a poisonous strong acid (COOH)2 or H2C2O4 that occurs in various plants as oxalates and is used especially as a bleaching or cleaning agent and as a chemical intermediate

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