alantic acid

alan·​tic acid | \ ə-ˈlan-tik- \

Definition of alantic acid

: a crystalline acid C15H22O3 obtained from alantolactone by hydration

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First Known Use of alantic acid

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alantic acid

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

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The first known use of alantic acid was in 1876

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“Alantic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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