Naphthoic Naph*tho"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids of the general formula {C10H7.COOH}, such as {1-naphthoic acid}. [1913 Webster]

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  • naphthoic acid — (ˈ)naf]|thōik , ÷(ˈ)nap] noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary naphth + oic : either of two crystalline monocarboxylic acids C10H7COOH derived from naphthalene …   Useful english dictionary

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