xylic acid

noun xy·lic acid \¦zī|lik-, ¦zi|\

Definition of xylic acid

  1. :  any of six isomeric crystalline carboxylic acids (CH3)2C6H3COOH derived from xylene; dimethyl-benzoic acid

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Origin and Etymology of xylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary xyl- + -ic


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