tricarboxylic

adjective
tri·car·box·yl·ic | \ ˌtrī-ˌkär-ˌbäk-ˈsi-lik \

Definition of tricarboxylic 

: containing three carboxyl groups in the molecule tricarboxylic acid

First Known Use of tricarboxylic

1894, in the meaning defined above

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