resorcylic acid

noun

res·​or·​cyl·​ic acid
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: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary resorcin + -yl + -ic

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“Resorcylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resorcylic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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