Definition of Oxalic

1. a. Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, sorrel, or oxalis; specifically, designating an acid found in, and characteristic of, oxalis, and also certain plant of the Buckwheat family.



Definition of Oxalic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to oxalic acid or its derivatives. ¹

2. Adjective. (medicine) (rare) Of or pertaining to oxaluria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxalic

1. oxalis [adj] - See also: oxalis

Medical Definition of Oxalic

1. Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, sorrel, or oxalis; specifically, designating an acid found in, and characteristic of, oxalis, and also certain plant of the Buckwheat family. Oxalic acid, a dibasic acid, existing combined in oxalis as an acid potassium oxalate, and in many plant tissues as the calcium oxalate. It is prepared on a large scale, by the action of fused caustic soda or potash on sawdust, as a white crystalline substance, which has a strong acid taste, and is poisonous in large doses. It is used in dyeing, calico printing, bleaching flax and straw, the preparation of formic acid, and in salts of lemon for removing ink stains, mold, etc. Origin: From Oxalis: cf. F. Oxalique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxalic

oxalacetic acid
oxalaemia
oxalaldehyde
oxalamide
oxalamides
oxalan
oxalantin
oxalate
oxalate calculus
oxalated
oxalates
oxalating
oxaldehyde
oxaldehydes
oxalethyline
oxalic (current term)
oxalic acid
oxaline
oxalinic
oxalinic acid
oxaliplatin
oxalis
oxalises
oxalite
oxalites
oxalo
oxalo-
oxaloacetate
oxaloacetate tautomerase
oxaloacetate transacetase

Literary usage of Oxalic

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1904)
"26, 548. oxalic, action of light on, 42, 1081. oxalic, anhydrous, crystallization. 29, 312. oxalic, hy-product in aniline manufacture, 37, 606. oxalic, ..."

2. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"was unable to prove a true formation of oxalic acid from uric acid in the organism, but he regarded it as possible that oxalic acid might be formed as an ..."

3. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"This substance results from the decomposition of carbonate of potash by an excess of oxalic acid. The carbonate of potash is first dissolved in hot water, ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"oxalic acid, in the state of crystals, consists of one equivalent of acid 36 + ... No means have yet been discovered of forming oxalic acid by combining ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"Crystallised oxalic acid melts at about 98° in its water of crystallisation ; on continued heating, part of it sublimes as dry oxalic acid, ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"The residue in cooling yields crystals of oxalic acid, the weight of which «mounts to ... In the conversion of sugar into oxalic acid, changes of a very ..."

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