Tri*car`bal*lyl"ic (?), a. [Pref. tri- + carboxyl + allyl + -ic.] Chem.

Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex tribasic organic acid, C3H5.(CO2H)3 occurring naturally in unripe beet roots, and produced artificially from glycerin as a white crystalline substance.

 

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