gentisic acid(redirected from 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid)
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gentisic acid[jen′tis·ik ′as·əd]
C7H6O4 A crystalline compound that forms monoclinic prisms from a water solution, sublimes at 200°C, melts at 250°C, and is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, sodium, and salt; used in medicine. Also known as gentianic acid.