<chemistry> Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance by the partial oxidation of mesitylene.

Structure: CH3C6H3(CO2H)2

Synonyms: mesitic acid.

Origin: From L. Uva a grape. So called because it may be produced indirectly from tartaric acid, which is found in the grape.

(01 Mar 1998)

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