cinnamic acid

noun
cin·​nam·​ic acid | \ sə-ˈna-mik- How to pronounce cinnamic acid (audio) \

Definition of cinnamic acid

: a white crystalline odorless acid C9H8O2 found especially in cinnamon oil and storax

First Known Use of cinnamic acid

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cinnamic acid

French cinnamique of cinnamon, from cinname cinnamon, from Latin cinnamomum

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The first known use of cinnamic acid was circa 1864

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“Cinnamic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinnamic%20acid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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cinnamic acid

noun

Medical Definition of cinnamic acid

: a white crystalline odorless acid C9H8O2 found especially in cinnamon oil and storax

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