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oxalic

[ok-sal-ik] /ɒkˈsæl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or derived from oxalic acid.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French oxalique. See oxalis, -ic
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oxalic

adj.

1791, from French oxalique (1787, Lavoisier), from Latin oxalis "sorrel," from Greek oxalis, from oxys "sharp" (see acrid). So called because it occurs in sorrel.

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