pimaric acid


pi·​mar·​ic acid
: either of two isomeric crystalline acids occurring especially in oleoresins from pine trees and formerly regarded as stereoisomeric:

Word History


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 4 Jun. 2023.

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