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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History and Etymology for podocarpic acid

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

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“Podocarpic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podocarpic%20acid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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