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Any of various unstable acids of the form ROC(S)SH, in which R is usually an ethyl group or some other alkyl group.
[From the yellow color of its salts.]
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(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of organic sulphur-containing acids with the general formula ROC(S)SH, where R is an organic group
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|Noun||1.||xanthic acid - any of a class of unstable organic acids containing sulphur|
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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