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benzoic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benzoic  \Ben*zo"ic\  (b[e^]n*z[=o]"[i^]k),  a.  [Cf.  F. 
  benzo["i]que.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  obtained  from  benzoin. 
 
  {Benzoic  acid},  or  {flowers  of  benzoin},  a  peculiar  vegetable 
  acid,  {C6H5.CO2H},  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  odor 
  is  aromatic;  its  taste  is  pungent,  and  somewhat  acidulous. 
 
 
  {Benzoic  aldehyde},  oil  of  bitter  almonds;  the  aldehyde, 
  {C6H5.CHO},  intermediate  in  composition  between  benzoic  or 
  benzyl  alcohol,  and  benzoic  acid.  It  is  a  thin  colorless 
  liquid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benzoic 
  adj  :  containing  or  derived  from  benzoic  acid  or  benzoin 




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