Meaning of “benzoic acid” in the English Dictionary

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"benzoic acid" in British English

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benzoic acidnoun [ U ]

uk /benˌzəʊ.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /benˌzoʊ.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ specialized

a clear substance found in various resins and berries, used in food preservatives, medical and cosmetic products, etc.

(Definition of “benzoic acid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)