podocarpic acid

noun

podo·​car·​pic 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

Word History

Etymology

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 8 Feb. 2023.

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