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quinic acid

Line breaks: quin¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪnɪk/

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Definition of quinic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
An acid present in cinchona bark and other plant products, used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
  • A cyclic carboxylic acid; chemical formula C6H7(OH)4COOH

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin quinatus, from Latin quini (see quinary).

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