Definition of prehnitic acid
: either of two isomeric acids derived from benzene: a : mellophanic acid b b : a crystalline acid C6H2(COOH)4 formed especially by oxidation of prehnitene; 1,2,3,4-benzene-tetracarboxylic acid
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Origin and Etymology of prehnitic acid
International Scientific Vocabulary prehnite + -ic; probably from the resemblance of the crystals to the mammillae on prehnite
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