carboxylic acid

carboxylic acid
carboxylic acid carboxylic acid n. (Chem.) an organic compound whose acidity is due to the presence of a {carboxyl gorup}. Monocarboxylic acids (such as acetic acid or butyric acid) have one carboxyl group, dicarboxylic acids (such as oxalic acid or malonic acid) have two, tricarboxylic acids (such as citric acid) have three. [PJC]

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  • carboxylic acid — noun an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups • Hypernyms: ↑acid • Hyponyms: ↑acetic acid, ↑ethanoic acid, ↑hexanedioic acid, ↑adipic acid, ↑mucic acid, ↑suberic acid …   Useful english dictionary

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  • carboxylic acid — noun Date: 1883 an organic acid (as acetic acid) containing one or more carboxyl groups …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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