alantic acid


alan·​tic acid
: a crystalline acid C15H22O3 obtained from alantolactone by hydration

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary alantic (from alant + -ic) + acid; originally formed as German alantsäure

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alantic acid was in 1876

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“Alantic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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