cinchoninic acid

noun
cin·​cho·​nin·​ic acid

Definition of cinchoninic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for cinchoninic acid

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

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“Cinchoninic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinchoninic%20acid. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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