toluic acid


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to·lu·ic acid

 (tə-lo͞o′ĭk)
n.
Any of three crystalline isomeric acids, C8H8O2, derived from toluene.

toluic acid

(tɒˈluːɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline derivative of toluene existing in three isomeric forms; methylbenzoic acid. The ortho- and para- isomers are used in synthetic resins and the meta- isomer is used as an insect repellent. Formula: C6H4CH3COOH
[C19: from tolu(ene) + -ic]
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Noun1.toluic acid - an isomeric acid derived from toluene
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
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