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A hypothetical acid, NH2COOH, that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.
(Elements & Compounds) a hypothetical compound known only in the form of carbamate salts and esters. Formula: NH2COOH
car•bam′ic ac′id(kɑrˈbæm ɪk)
a compound, NH3CO2, known only in the form of its salts or its esters.