acetyltannic acid

noun

ace·​tyl·​tan·​nic acid
ə-ˌsē-tᵊl-ˈta-nik-
: a yellowish white or grayish white powder obtained by the acetylation of tannin and used as an intestinal astringent

Word History

Etymology

acetyl + tannic

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetyltannic acid was in 1875

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“Acetyltannic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetyltannic%20acid. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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