catechutannic acid

cat·​e·​chu·​tan·​nic acid | \ ˈkatəˌchü¦tanik-, -əˌshü-, -əˌkyü- \

Definition of catechutannic acid

: the tannin of catechu obtained as a reddish brown amorphous powder

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History and Etymology for catechutannic acid

probably partial translation of German katechugerbsäure, from katechu catechu + gerbsäure tannic acid

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“Catechutannic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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