juniperic acid


ju·​ni·​per·​ic acid
: a crystalline hydroxy acid HOCH2(CH2)14COOH found in the waxy exudation from several conifers (as Juniperus sabina)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary juniper- (from New Latin Juniperus, genus that produces it) + -ic

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“Juniperic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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