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monocarboxylic

[ mon-uh-kahr-bok-sil-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˌkɑr bɒkˈsɪl ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

containing one carboxyl group.

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Origin of monocarboxylic

First recorded in 1905–10; mono- + carboxyl + -ic
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