benzoic

[ ben-zoh-ik ]
/ bɛnˈzoʊ ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from benzoin or benzoic acid.

Nearby words

  1. benzoate of soda,
  2. benzocaine,
  3. benzodiazepine,
  4. benzofuran,
  5. benzoglyoxaline,
  6. benzoic acid,
  7. benzoin,
  8. benzol,
  9. benzonatate,
  10. benzonitrile

Origin of benzoic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for benzoic

benzoic

/ (bɛnˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective

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

benzoic

adj.

1791, from benzoin + -ic.

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