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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“Quinovic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinovic%20acid. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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