chlorogenic acid

noun
chlo·​ro·​gen·​ic acid | \ ˌklȯr-ə-ˈje-nik- How to pronounce chlorogenic acid (audio) \

Definition of chlorogenic acid

: a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (such as coffee beans)

Examples of chlorogenic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roasting, for example, reduces the amount of chlorogenic acids, but other antioxidant compounds are formed. Dawn Mackeen, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020 One key component, chlorogenic acid, is a polyphenol found in many fruits and vegetables. Dawn Mackeen, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020 Eggplant’s chlorogenic acid supports immunity through its antimicrobial and antiviral activities. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of chlorogenic acid

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chlorogenic acid was circa 1889

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“Chlorogenic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorogenic%20acid. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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chlorogenic acid

noun
chlo·​ro·​gen·​ic acid | \ ˌklōr-ə-ˌjen-ik-, ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chlorogenic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlorogenic acid

: a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (as potatoes or coffee beans)

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