mono-carboxylic

monocarboxylic

[mon-uh-kahr-bok-sil-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
containing one carboxyl group.

Origin:
1905–10; mono- + carboxyl + -ic

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monocarboxylic

adjective
containing one carboxyl group 
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