quinovic acid

noun

qui·​no·​vic acid
kwə̇ˈnōvik-
variants or less commonly quinovaic acid
¦kwinə-,
¦vāik-
or chinovic acid
kə̇ˈnōvik-
: a crystalline triterpene acid C30H46O5 obtained by hydrolysis of quinovin

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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