podocarpic acid

noun podo·car·pic acid

Definition of podocarpic acid

:a crystalline phenolic acid C16H20(OH)COOH that is derived from phenanthrene and related to the diterpenes and that is found especially in resins from trees of the genus Podocarpus

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Origin and Etymology of podocarpic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary podocarp- (from New Latin Podocarpus) + -ic


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