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benzoic

[ben-zoh-ik]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from benzoin or benzoic acid.

Origin of benzoic

First recorded in 1785–95; benzo(in)1 + -ic
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benzoic

adjective
  1. of, containing, or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin
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Word Origin and History for benzoic

adj.

1791, from benzoin + -ic.

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