nordihydroguaiaretic acid


nor·​di·​hy·​dro·​guai·​a·​ret·​ic acid
: a crystalline derivative [(HO)2C6H3CH2CH(CH3)−]2 of pyrocatechol obtained especially from the creosote bush or made synthetically and used in trace amounts as an antioxidant to prevent rancidity of lard and other fats or oils
abbreviation NDGA

Word History


nordihydroguaiaretic from nor- + dihydr- + guaiaretic (in guaiaretic acid C20H24O4) (International Scientific Vocabulary guaia- —from New Latin Guaiacum —+ ret- —from Greek rhētinē resin—+ -ic)

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“Nordihydroguaiaretic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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