Any of three crystalline isomeric acids, C8 H8 O2 , derived from toluene.
Any of four isomeric acids, C6H4CH3COOH, carboxyl derivatives of toluene, used in the manufacture of various resins, in organic synthesis, etc.
Origin of toluic-acid
- tolu(ene) –ic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition