adjective Chemistry.
of or derived from benzoin or benzoic acid.

1785–95; benzo(in)1 + -ic Unabridged
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benzoic (bɛnˈzəʊɪk)
of, containing, or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin

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Example sentences for benzoic
Its high benzoic acid content acts as a natural preservative.
Aromatic carboxylic acids, the simplest being benzoic acid, are solids.
Reactions on oxidation, benzaldehyde is converted into the odorless benzoic
They also investigated how hippuric acid is related to benzoic acid.
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