pulvinic acid

noun pul·vin·ic acid \ˌpəlˈvinik-\

Definition of pulvinic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of pulvinic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of pulvic and -in

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a brief usually trivial fact

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