chebulinic acid


cheb·​u·​lin·​ic acid
: a crystalline tannin C41H32O27 found in dried fruits of an East Indian tree (Terminalia chebula)

Word History


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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“Chebulinic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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