hydratropic acid

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

Definition of hydratropic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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