aleuritic acid

noun

al·​eu·​rit·​ic acid
¦al-yə-¦ri-tik-
: a crystalline acid C15H28(OH)3COOH occurring in shellac; 9,10,16-trihydroxy-palmitic acid

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Aleurites + English -ic

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aleuritic acid was in 1899

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“Aleuritic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aleuritic%20acid. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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