agaric acid

variants: or agaricic acid \ ¦a-​gə-​¦ri-​sik-​ \

Definition of agaric acid

1 : a white powdery tribasic acid C22H40O7 constituting the active principle of agaric

called also agaricinic acid

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First Known Use of agaric acid

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Agaric acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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