chelidonic acid

noun chel·i·don·ic acid \ ¦kelə¦dänik- \

Definition of chelidonic acid

:a crystalline acid C7H4O6 occurring combined in celandine sap and in white hellebore roots; 4-pyrone-2,6-dicarboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of chelidonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary chelidonic (from Greek chelidonion celandine + International Scientific Vocabulary -ic) + acid; originally formed as German chelidonsäure


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