pinic acid

pi·​nic acid | \ ˈpīnik, ˈpinik- \

Definition of pinic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid HOOCC6H10CH2COOH formed by oxidation of pinonic acid

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History and Etymology for pinic acid

pinic from French pinique, from pin pine (from Latin pinus) + -ique -ic

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“Pinic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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