ellagic acid

noun
el·​lag·​ic acid | \ ə-ˈla-jik- How to pronounce ellagic acid (audio) , 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that may help prevent certain types of cancer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Greek yogurt helps cut calories in these easy brownies with raspberry sauce," 11 Aug. 2019 In a speech at the EuroMedLab conference in 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, who, granted, is a consultant to the drinks industry, reported that whiskey contains more ellagic acid (a free-radical fighting antioxidant) than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 In a speech at the EuroMedLab conference in 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, who, granted, is a consultant to the drinks industry, reported that whiskey contains more ellagic acid (a free-radical fighting antioxidant) than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 In a speech at the EuroMedLab conference in 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, who, granted, is a consultant to the drinks industry, reported that whiskey contains more ellagic acid (a free-radical fighting antioxidant) than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "6 Surprising Ways Whiskey Is Actually Good for Your Health," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of ellagic acid

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ellagic acid

French ellagique, from ellag, anagram of galle gall

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“Ellagic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ellagic%20acid. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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ellagic acid

noun
el·​lag·​ic acid | \ ə-ˌlaj-ik-, e- How to pronounce ellagic acid (audio) \

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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