chebulinic acid

noun cheb·u·lin·ic acid \ ¦kebyə¦linik- \

Definition of chebulinic acid

:a crystalline tannin C41H32O27 found in dried fruits of an East Indian tree (Terminalia chebula)

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Origin and Etymology of chebulinic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary chebulinic (from New Latin chebula, specific epithet of Terminalia chebula—from French chébule— + International Scientific Vocabulary -in + -ic) + acid; originally formed as German chebulinsäure


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