juniperic acid

noun ju·ni·per·ic acid \¦jünə¦perik-\

Definition of juniperic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of juniperic acid

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


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