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xanthic acid

noun, Chemistry
an unstable organic acid, C 3 H 6 S 2 O, the methyl and ethyl esters of which are colorless, oily liquids with a penetrating odor.
Origin of xanthic acid
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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xanthic acid

any of a class of organic sulphur-containing acids with the general formula ROC(S)SH, where R is an organic group
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