oleanolic acid

noun ole·a·no·lic acid \¦ōlēə¦nōlik-\

Definition of oleanolic acid

  1. :  a crystalline triterpenoid acid C29H47COOH derived from beta-amyrin and occurring free or in the form of saponins or other glycosides (as in olive leaves, clove buds, sugar beets)

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Origin and Etymology of oleanolic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary olea- (from Latin olea olive tree, olive) + connective -n- + -olic — more at olea


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