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xylic acid

[zahy-lik, zil-ik]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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
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