<chemistry> Containing saccharine matter; marked by saccharine secretions; as, mellitic diabetes.

Pertaining to, or derived from, the mineral mellite.

<chemistry> Mellitic acid, 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

Synonyms: graphitic acid.

Origin: Cf. F. Mellitique. See Mellite.

(01 Mar 1998)

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