Oxalic Ox*al"ic, a. [From {Oxalis}: cf. F. oxalique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, sorrel, or oxalis; specifically, designating an acid found in, and characteristic of, oxalis, and also certain plant of the Buckwheat family. [1913 Webster]

{Oxalic acid} (Chem.), a dibasic acid ({HO.CO.CO.OH}), existing combined in oxalis as an acid potassium oxalate, and in many plant tissues as the calcium oxalate. It is prepared on a large scale, by the action of fused caustic soda or potash on sawdust, as a white crystalline substance, which has a strong acid taste, and is poisonous in large doses. It is used in dyeing, calico printing, bleaching flax and straw, the preparation of formic acid, and in salts of lemon for removing ink stains, mold, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • oxalic — OXÁLIC adj. (În sintagma) Acid oxalic = substanţă solidă, albă, cristalizată, toxică, solubilă în apă, întrebuinţată ca mordant în vopsitorie, la fabricarea cernelii, la scoaterea petelor de rugină, de cerneală etc. – Din fr. oxalique. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • oxalic — /ok sal ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from oxalic acid. [1785 95; < F oxalique. See OXALIS, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • oxalic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to oxalic acid or its derivatives. b) Of or pertaining to oxaluria …   Wiktionary

  • oxalic — ox·al·ic || É‘ks ælɪk /É’k adj. of wood sorrels, of the genus Oxalis; of oxalic acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxalic — /ok sal ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from oxalic acid. [1785 95; < F oxalique. See OXALIS, IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxàlic — o|xà|lic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • oxálic — adj. m., pl. oxálici; f. sg. oxálicã, pl. oxálice …   Romanian orthography

  • oxalic — ox·al·ic …   English syllables

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