cinnamic acid

noun

cin·​nam·​ic acid sə-ˈna-mik- How to pronounce cinnamic acid (audio)
: a white crystalline odorless acid C9H8O2 found especially in cinnamon oil and storax

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cinnamic acid

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

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