|carboxylic acid (ˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk)|
|See also fatty acid any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group|
|carboxylic acid (kär'bŏk-sĭl'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
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.