pimaric acid

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

Definition of pimaric acid

  1. :  either of two isomeric crystalline acids occurring especially in oleoresins from pine trees and formerly regarded as stereoisomeric: a :  dextropimaric acid b :  levopimaric acid

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Origin and Etymology of 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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