agathic acid

noun

agath·​ic acid
ə-ˈga-thik-
: a crystalline diterpenoid dibasic acid C18H28(COOH)2 obtained from Manila copal and from kauri

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Agathis + English -ic

First Known Use

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agathic acid was circa 1937

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“Agathic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agathic%20acid. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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