chebulinic acid

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Chebulinic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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