pulvinic acid

pul·​vin·​ic acid | \ ˌpəlˈvinik- \

Definition of pulvinic acid

: an orange crystalline lactonic acid (C17H11O3)COOH obtained from lichens and by hydrolysis of vulpinic acid

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History and Etymology for pulvinic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of pulvic and -in

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“Pulvinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulvinic%20acid. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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