xylic acid

noun
xy·lic acid | \¦zī|lik-, ¦zi|\

Definition of xylic acid 

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

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International Scientific Vocabulary xyl- + -ic

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