from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hypothetical acid, NH2COOH, that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.
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- n. amino-formic acid, NH2COOH; it is too unstable to have been isolated, but its esters and salts are known.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an amido acid, H2N.CO2.H, not existing in the free state, but occurring as a salt of ammonium in commercial ammonium carbonate; -- called also amido formic acid.
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- n. an acid that is known only by virtue of its salts (as ammonium carbamate) or its esters (as urethane)
carbam(ide) + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)