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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History and Etymology for xylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary xyl- + -ic

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“Xylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylic%20acid. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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