tricarballylic acid

noun

tri·​car·​bal·​lyl·​ic acid
(¦)trīˌkärbə¦lilik-
: a crystalline tricarboxylic acid C3H5(COOH)3 found in immature beets and obtainable from citric acid by dehydration followed by hydrogenation; 1,2,3,-propane-tricarboxylic acid

Word History

Etymology

tri- + International Scientific Vocabulary carballylic, former name of tricarballylic acid, from carb- + allyl + -ic

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“Tricarballylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tricarballylic%20acid. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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