phenylic acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phenylic acid a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
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Usage

In literature:

This latter is phenyl-oxypropionic acid.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
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