gallic acid

noun
gal·lic acid | \ˈga-lik-, ˈgȯ-lik- \

Definition of gallic acid 

: a white crystalline acid C7H6O5 found widely in plants or combined in tannins and used especially in dyes and as a photographic developer

First Known Use of gallic acid

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallic acid

borrowed from French (acide) gallique, from galle gall entry 4 + -ique -ic entry 1

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gallic acid

noun
gal·lic acid | \ˌgal-ik-, ˌgȯ-lik- \

Medical Definition of gallic acid 

: a white crystalline acid C7H6O5 found widely in plants or combined in tannins and used especially in dyes and writing ink and as a photographic developer

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