Definition of Benzoic

1. Adjective. Containing or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin.

Partainyms: Benzoic Acid, Benzoin



Definition of Benzoic

1. a. Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.

Definition of Benzoic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin. ¹

2. Adjective. (organic chemistry) Derived from benzoic acid or its derivatives. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benzoic

1. benzoin [adj] - See also: benzoin

Medical Definition of Benzoic

1. Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin. Benzoic acid, or flowers of benzoin, a peculiar vegetable acid, obtained from benzoin, and some other balsams, by sublimation or decoction. It is also found in the urine of infants and herbivorous animals. It crystallizes in the form of white, satiny flakes; its odour is aromatic; its taste is pungent, and somewhat acidulous. Benzoic aldehyde, oil of bitter almonds; the aldehyde, C6H5.CHO, is an intermediate in composition between benzoic or benzyl alcohol, and benzoic acid. It is a thin colourless liquid. Structure: C6H5.CO2H Origin: Cf. F. Benzoique. (06 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benzoic

benzocycloheptene
benzocycloheptenes
benzodiazepine
benzodiazepines
benzodioxol
benzodioxole
benzodithiophene
benzoflavones
benzofluorene
benzofuran
benzofurans
benzofuranyl
benzoheterocycle
benzoheterocycles
benzohydroquinone
benzoic (current term)
benzoic acid
benzoic aldehyde
benzoin
benzoinated
benzoinated lard
benzoins
benzoisochromanequinone
benzoisothiazole
benzol
benzolamide
benzole
benzole benzol
benzoles
benzoline

Literary usage of Benzoic

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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"Pure benzoic ACID forms inodorous white scales or needles, or simply a crystalline powder. ... The common officinal benzoic acid has the odor of benzoin, ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"The first-named go into oxy-benzoic acids upon oxidation and the last into benzoic. 1. Monatomic Saturated Acids. benzoic Acid. ..."

3. First principles of chemistry for the use of colleges and schools: For the by Benjamin Silliman (1861)
"When bitter-almond oil is exposed to the air, it rapidly absorbs oxygen, and is converted into a white crystalline substance, which is benzoic acid; ..."

4. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"benzoic acid exists in considerable quantity in the concrete resin, ... PROPERTIES OF benzoic ACID. benzoic acid exists in the form of fine white light ..."

5. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1823)
"Substances containing benzoic Acid.—Vo\. II. p. 167. benzoic acid is found in storax, balsams of Peru and Tola, va- nilla, cinnamon, and the urine of ..."

6. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"The benzoic acid probably originates from a fermentative decomposition of the hippuric ... Certain fruits and berries contain considerable benzoic acid; eg, ..."

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