chrysanthemumic acid

chry·​san·​the·​mum·​ic acid

Definition of chrysanthemumic acid

: an acid C9H15COOH that occurs in the form of esters in pyrethrum flowers

called also chrysanthemummonocarboxylic acid

— compare pyrethrin

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History and Etymology for chrysanthemumic acid

New Latin Chrysanthemum + English -ic

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“Chrysanthemumic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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