quinovic acid

noun qui·no·vic acid \kwə̇ˈnōvik-\
variants: less commonly

quinovaic acid

\¦kwinə-, ¦vāik-\ or

chinovic acid

\kə̇ˈnōvik-\

Definition of quinovic acid

  1. :  a crystalline triterpene acid C30H46O5 obtained by hydrolysis of quinovin

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Origin and Etymology of 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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