djenkolic acid


djen·​kol·​ic acid
: a crystalline amino acid CH2[SCH2CH(NH2)COOH]2 obtained especially from the velvet bean

Word History


djenkol (bean) velvet bean (from Java djenkol) + -ic

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“Djenkolic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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