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

Origin and Etymology of gallic acid

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


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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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