aleuritic acid

al·​eu·​rit·​ic acid | \ ¦al-yə-¦ri-tik- \

Definition of aleuritic acid

: a crystalline acid C15H28(OH)3COOH occurring in shellac; 9,10,16-trihydroxy-palmitic acid

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First Known Use of aleuritic acid

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aleuritic acid

New Latin Aleurites + English -ic

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“Aleuritic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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