prehnitic acid

noun prehn·it·ic acid \(ˈ)prā¦nitik-, (ˈ)pre¦-\

Definition of prehnitic acid

  1. :  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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