trimellitic acid

noun tri·mellitic acid \¦trī+...-\

Definition of trimellitic acid

  1. :  a crystalline tricarboxylic acid C6H3(COOH)3 obtained indirectly from mellitic acid, by oxidation of coal, and in other ways; 1,2,4-benzene-tricarboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of trimellitic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + mellitic

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