dicarboxylic acid

[ dahy-kahr-bok-sil-ik, -kahr- ]
/ daɪˈkɑr bɒkˈsɪl ɪk, -ˌkɑr- /

noun Chemistry.

any of the organic compounds that contain two carboxyl groups.

Nearby words

  1. dibucaine number,
  2. dibutyl phthalate,
  3. dic,
  4. dicalcium silicate,
  5. dicaprio,
  6. dicarboxylic acid cycle,
  7. dicast,
  8. dicastery,
  9. dice,
  10. dice are loaded, the

Origin of dicarboxylic acid


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British Dictionary definitions for dicarboxylic acid

dicarboxylic acid

/ (daɪˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk) /

noun

any carboxylic acid that contains two carboxyl groups per molecule
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