levopimaric acid

noun

le·​vo·​pimaric acid
: a crystalline levorotatory resin acid C19H29COOH occurring especially in oleoresins from pine trees and isomerizing readily to abietic acid on heating or treatment with acids

Word History

Etymology

levopimaric International Scientific Vocabulary lev- + pimaric (in pimaric acid)

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“Levopimaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levopimaric%20acid. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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