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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History and Etymology for chelidonic acid

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

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“Chelidonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chelidonic%20acid. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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