trimesic acid

noun tri·mes·ic acid \(ˈ)trī¦mesik-\

Definition of trimesic acid

  1. :  a crystalline tricarboxylic acid C6H3(COOH)3 formed by the oxidation of mesitylene and in other ways; 1,3,5-benzene-tricarboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of trimesic acid

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


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