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monocarboxylic

[mon-uh-kahr-bok-sil-ik] /ˌmɒn əˌkɑr bɒkˈsɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
containing one carboxyl group.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; mono- + carboxyl + -ic
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