Carboxylic-acid



any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups.
noun
any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group See also fatty acid
carboxylic acid
(kär’bŏk-sĭl’ĭk)
An organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. Carboxylic acids often have names ending in -oic acid, such as benzoic acid. Amino acids, fatty acids, and many other important organic compounds are carboxylic acids.

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