monoacid

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monoacid

[¦män·ō′as·əd]
(chemistry)
An acid that has only one replaceable hydrogen.
A base or an alcohol that has a single hydroxyl (‒OH) group which can be replaced by an atom or a functional group to form a salt or ester.
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