Definition of orsellinic acid
: a crystalline acid C6H2(OH)2(CH3)COOH found chiefly in combination in certain lichens; 4,6-dihydroxy-ortho-toluic acid —called also ortho-orsellinic acid — compare lecanoric acid
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Origin and Etymology of orsellinic acid
orsellinic International Scientific Vocabulary orsellin- (from orselle + -in, chemical suffix) + -ic
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