cinchoninic acid

noun cin·cho·nin·ic acid

Definition of cinchoninic acid

  1. :  a white crystalline acid C9H6NCOOH made by reaction of isatin and a pyruvic salt or by oxidation of cinchonine; 4-quinoline-carboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of cinchoninic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary cinchonine + -ic; originally formed as German cinchoninsäure

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