hydroxybenzoic acid

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hydroxybenzoic acid

[hī¦dräk·sē·ben′zō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C7H6O3 Any one of three crystalline derivatives of benzoic acid: ortho, meta, and para forms; the ester of the para compound is used as a bacteriostatic agent.