nipecotic acid

noun nip·e·cot·ic acid \¦nipə¦kätik-\

Definition of nipecotic acid

  1. :  a crystalline heterocyclic amino acid HNC5H9COOH obtained by hydrogenation of nicotinic acid; 3-piperidine-carboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of nipecotic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, probably blend of nicotinic and piperidine

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