[Cf. F. mellitique
. See Mellite
Containing saccharine matter; marked by saccharine secretions; as, mellitic diabetes. [1913 Webster]
Mellitic acid (Chem.)
, a white, crystalline, organic substance, C6(CO2H)6, occurring naturally in combination with aluminium in the mineral mellite, and produced artificially by the oxidation of coal, graphite, etc., and hence called also graphitic acid.