Mellitic Mel*lit"ic, a. [Cf. F. mellitique. See {Mellite}.] (Chem.) (a) Containing saccharine matter; marked by saccharine secretions; as, mellitic diabetes. (b) Pertaining to, or derived from, the mineral mellite. [1913 Webster]

{Mellitic acid} (Chem.), a white, crystalline, organic substance, {C6(CO2H)6}, occurring naturally in combination with aluminium in the mineral mellite, and produced artificially by the oxidation of coal, graphite, etc., and hence called also {graphitic acid}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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