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

Examples of ellagic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phytonutrients such ellagic acid in strawberries have cancer-fighting properties and promote heart health. Jennifer Rooke, The Conversation, 14 Jan. 2022 Raspberries house ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that may help prevent certain types of cancer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2021 Load up on grapes, berries and nuts like pecans and walnuts, which are rich in polyphenols such as ellagic acid and resveratrol. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 15 Mar. 2021 Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that may help prevent certain types of cancer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 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, 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, 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 11 Jan. 2018 Single malt whiskies contain more ellagic acid than red wine. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 11 Jan. 2018 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ellagic acid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

Learn More About ellagic acid

Time Traveler for ellagic acid

Time Traveler

The first known use of ellagic acid was in 1810

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near ellagic acid

ellachick

ellagic acid

ellagitannin

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for ellagic acid

Cite this Entry

“Ellagic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ellagic%20acid. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for ellagic acid

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!