resorcylic acid

res·​or·​cyl·​ic acid | \ ¦reˌzȯr¦silik- \

Definition of resorcylic acid

: any of three isomeric crystalline acids C6H3(OH)2COOH that are both carboxyl derivatives of resorcinol and dihydroxy derivatives of benzoic acid especially : the crystalline beta or 2,4-dihydroxy derivative used chiefly in making dyes, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals

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History and Etymology for resorcylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary resorcin + -yl + -ic

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“Resorcylic acid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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