lecanoric acid

lec·​a·​no·​ric acid | \ ¦lekə¦nōrik-, -nȯrik- \

Definition of lecanoric acid

: a crystalline phenolic acid C15H13O5COOH obtained from lichens

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History and Etymology for lecanoric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary lecanor- (from New Latin Lecanora) + -ic

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“Lecanoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecanoric%20acid. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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