oleanolic acid

noun
ole·​a·​no·​lic acid | \ ¦ōlēə¦nōlik- \

Definition of oleanolic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for oleanolic acid

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

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“Oleanolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleanolic%20acid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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