juniperic acid

ju·​ni·​per·​ic acid | \ ¦jünə¦perik-\

Definition of juniperic acid

: a crystalline hydroxy acid HOCH2(CH2)14COOH found in the waxy exudation from several conifers (as Juniperus sabina)

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History and Etymology for juniperic acid

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

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“Juniperic acid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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