ellagic acid

noun el·lag·ic acid \ ə-ˈla-jik- , e- \

Definition of ellagic acid

:a crystalline phenolic compound C14H6O8 with two lactone groupings that is obtained especially from oak galls and some tannins and is used medicinally as a hemostatic

Origin and Etymology of ellagic acid

French ellagique, from ellag, anagram of galle gall


Medical Dictionary

ellagic acid

noun el·lag·ic acid \ ə-ˌlaj-ik-, e- \

medical Definition of ellagic acid

:a crystalline phenolic compound C14H6O8 with two lactone groups that is obtained especially from oak galls and some tannins and has hemostatic properties

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