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

Definition of quinic acid in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
An acid present in cinchona bark and other plant products, used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
Example sentences
  • The crosses were performed in medium containing only sucrose, sucrose plus quinic acid, and only quinic acid, to assure protein expression, but we could not observe ascospores in any of these matings.


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

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