pimaric acid

noun
pi·​mar·​ic acid | \ pə̇ˈm|arik, (ˈ)pī¦m| \

Definition of pimaric acid

: either of two isomeric crystalline acids occurring especially in oleoresins from pine trees and formerly regarded as stereoisomeric:

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History and Etymology for pimaric acid

pimaric International Scientific Vocabulary pimar- (from New Latin Pinus maritima —synonym of Pinus pinaster, species name of the cluster pine—, from Pinus + maritima, from Latin, feminine of maritimus maritime) + -ic

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“Pimaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pimaric%20acid. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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