from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A poisonous, colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C2H2O4, found in many plants, such as spinach, and used as a bleach and rust remover.
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- noun organic chemistry A
colourless, crystalline dicarboxylic acid, (COOH)2, found in rhubarb, spinachand other plants, often as crystalsof the calcium salt.
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- noun a toxic colorless crystalline organic acid found in oxalis and other plants; used as a bleach and rust remover and in chemical analysis
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin oxalis, wood sorrel; see oxalis + –ic.]
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