xanthic acid


noun Chemistry.

an unstable organic acid, C3H6S2O, the methyl and ethyl esters of which are colorless, oily liquids with a penetrating odor.

Nearby words

  1. xanthemia,
  2. xanthene,
  3. xanthene dye,
  4. xanthian,
  5. xanthic,
  6. xanthin,
  7. xanthine,
  8. xanthinuria,
  9. xanthippe,
  10. xanthism

Origin of xanthic acid

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for xanthic acid

xanthic acid

noun

any of a class of organic sulphur-containing acids with the general formula ROC(S)SH, where R is an organic group
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