tricarboxylic

[ trahy-kahr-bok-sil-ik ]
/ traɪˌkɑr bɒkˈsɪl ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

pertaining to a molecule that contains three carboxyl groups.

Origin of tricarboxylic

1915–20; tri- + carboxylic
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