hydratropic acid

noun
hy·​dra·​trop·​ic acid | \ ¦hīdrə‧¦träpik- \

Definition of hydratropic acid

: a colorless liquid acid C6H5CH(CH3)COOH obtained by reduction of alpha-phenyl-acrylic acid; α-phenyl-propionic acid

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History and Etymology for hydratropic acid

hydratropic International Scientific Vocabulary hydr- + atropic being an alpha-phenyl-acrylic acid CH2:C(C6H5)COOH obtainable by the decomposition of atropine (International Scientific Vocabulary atrop- —from atropine—+ -ic)

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“Hydratropic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydratropic%20acid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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