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carboxylic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; carboxyl + -ic
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carboxylic acid

/ˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk/
noun
1.
any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group See also fatty acid
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carboxylic acid
  (kär'bŏk-sĭl'ĭk)   
An organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. Carboxylic acids often have names ending in -oic acid, such as benzoic acid. Amino acids, fatty acids, and many other important organic compounds are carboxylic acids.
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