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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Origin and Etymology of resorcylic acid
International Scientific Vocabulary resorcin + -yl + -ic
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