toluic acid

Origin of toluic acid

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for toluic acid

toluic acid

noun
  1. a white crystalline derivative of toluene existing in three isomeric forms; methylbenzoic acid. The ortho- and para- isomers are used in synthetic resins and the meta- isomer is used as an insect repellent. Formula: C 6 H 4 CH 3 COOH

Word Origin for toluic acid

C19: from tolu (ene) + -ic
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