Mel*lit"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. mellitique. See Mellite.] Chem. (a)
Containing saccharine matter; marked by saccharine secretions; as, mellitic diabetes.
Pertaining to, or derived from, the mineral mellite.
Mellitic acid Chem., a white, crystalline, organic substance, C6(CO2H)6, occurring naturally in combination with aluminium in the mineral mellite, and produced artificially by the oxidation of coal, graphite, etc., and hence called also graphitic acid.
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