tricarboxylic

adjective
tri·​car·​box·​yl·​ic | \ ˌtrī-ˌkär-ˌbäk-ˈsi-lik How to pronounce tricarboxylic (audio) \

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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“Tricarboxylic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tricarboxylic. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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