quinovic acid

noun
qui·no·vic acid | \kwə̇ˈnōvik-\
variants: or less commonly quinovaic acid \¦kwinə-, ¦vāik- \ or chinovic acid \kə̇ˈnōvik- \

Definition of quinovic acid 

: a crystalline triterpene acid C30H46O5 obtained by hydrolysis of quinovin

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History and Etymology for quinovic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary quinov-, quinova-, chinov- (contraction of New Latin quina nova, china nova, tree whose bark yields quinovin, from quina, china + nova, feminine of Latin novus new) + -ic; originally formed as French kinovique

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