From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Uvitic \U*vit"ic\, a. [From L. uva a grape. So called because it
   may be produced indirectly from tartaric acid, which is found
   in the grape.] (Chem.)
   Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, CH3C6H3(CO2H)2,
   obtained as a white crystalline substance by the partial
   oxidation of mesitylene; -- called also mesitic acid.
   [1913 Webster]
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