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noun Chemistry.
a white crystalline, aromatic acid, C8H8O2, used in the manufacture of penicillin and in perfumes.
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Origin of phenylacetic acid

First recorded in 1875–80; phenyl + acetic acid
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Medical definitions for phenylacetic acid

phenylacetic acid
[ fĕn′əl-ə-sētĭk, fē′nəl- ]

n.
An abnormal product of phenylalanine catabolism that appears in the urine in phenylketonuria.
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