resorcylic acid

noun res·or·cyl·ic acid \¦reˌzȯr¦silik-\

Definition of resorcylic acid

  1. :  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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