carboxylic acid

noun Chemistry.
any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups.

1900–05; carboxyl + -ic Unabridged
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carboxylic acid (ˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk)
See also fatty acid any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group

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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.
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