ethanedioic acid


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ethanedioic acid

(ˌiːθeɪndaɪˈəʊɪk; ˌɛθ-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the technical name for oxalic acid
[C20: from ethane + di-1 + -o- + -ic]
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Noun1.ethanedioic acid - a toxic colorless crystalline organic acid found in oxalis and other plants; used as a bleach and rust remover and in chemical analysis
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt