oxamic acid

ox·​am·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)äk¦samik- \

Definition of oxamic acid

: a high-melting crystalline acid NH2COCOOH intermediate between oxalic acid and oxamide : the monoamide of oxalic acid

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History and Etymology for oxamic acid

oxamic from French oxamique, from oxam- (from oxamide) + -ique -ic

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“Oxamic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxamic%20acid. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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