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xylic acid

[zahy-lik, zil-ik] /ˈzaɪ lɪk, ˈzɪl ɪk/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C 9 H 10 O 2 , derived from xylene.
Origin of xylic acid
1870-1875
1870-75; xyl(ene) + -ic
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