carboxylic acid

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carboxylic acid

 [kahr-bok-sil´ik]
an organic compound containing the carboxy group (-COOH), which is weakly ionized in solution forming a carboxylate ion (-COO).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·box·yl·ic ac·id

(kar-bok'sil-ik as'id),
An organic acid with a carboxyl group. Compare: carboxyl.
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carboxylic acid

An organic acid with one or more functional –COOH side chains (carboyxl groups).
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The results, showed that alkanoic acid has the most potent anti-inflammatory effects (56.9%) at the dose of 5 mg/kg at 2 h after carrageenan injection.
In contrast, the food crust from the sherd 4245: 1800, is clearly of aquatic origin (Table 2) as attested by the presence of [C.sub.16:0], [C.sub.18:0], [C.sub.20:0] [omega]-(o-alkylphenyl) alkanoic acids, phytanic and 4,8,12-trimethyltridecanoic acids, and supported by the bulk IRMS results (Fig.
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