xylic acid

[ zahy-lik, zil-ik ]
/ ˈzaɪ lɪk, ˈzɪl ɪk /

noun Chemistry.

any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

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Origin of xylic acid

First recorded in 1870–75; xyl(ene) + -ic

Words nearby xylic acid

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