Definitions for "-oic acid"
The suffix -oic acid is the IUPAC nomenclature used in organic chemistry to form names of carboxylic acids containing the acidic -COOH group. It was extracted from the name of benzoic acid, which was named after benzoin resin, whose name probably came via Italian from Arabic lubān jāwī = "frankincense from Java", because benzoin resin was brought from Indonesia.