opianic acid

noun opi·an·ic acid \¦ōpē¦anik-\

Definition of opianic acid

  1. :  a bitter crystalline aldehyde acid C6H2(OCH3)2(CHO)COOH obtained by the oxidation of narcotine and hydrastine

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Origin and Etymology of opianic acid

opiane, obsolete synonym of narcotine (from opium + -ane) + -ic

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