trimesic acid

noun

tri·​mes·​ic acid
(ˈ)trī¦mesik-
: a crystalline tricarboxylic acid C6H3(COOH)3 formed by the oxidation of mesitylene and in other ways; 1,3,5-benzene-tricarboxylic acid

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + mes- (in mesitylene) + -ic

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“Trimesic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimesic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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