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tricarboxylic

[trahy-kahr-bok-sil-ik] /traɪˌkɑr bɒkˈsɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
pertaining to a molecule that contains three carboxyl groups.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; tri- + carboxylic
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