gallic acid

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

Definition of gallic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of gallic acid

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


First Known Use: 1788


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gallic acid

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

Medical Definition of gallic acid

  1. :  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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