agathic acid

agath·​ic acid | \ ə-ˈga-thik- \

Definition of agathic acid

: a crystalline diterpenoid dibasic acid C18H28(COOH)2 obtained from Manila copal and from kauri

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First Known Use of agathic acid

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agathic acid

New Latin Agathis + English -ic

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“Agathic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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