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phenylacetic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white crystalline, aromatic acid, C 8 H 8 O 2 , used in the manufacture of penicillin and in perfumes.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; phenyl + acetic acid
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phenylacetic acid phen·yl·a·ce·tic acid (fěn'əl-ə-sē'tĭk, fē'nəl-)
n.
An abnormal product of phenylalanine catabolism that appears in the urine in phenylketonuria.

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