retinoic acid

noun ret·i·no·ic acid \ ˌre-tə-ˈnō-ik- \

Definition of retinoic acid

: either of two isomers of an acid C20H28O2 derived from vitamin A and used in the treatment of acne:
a : tretinoin

First Known Use of retinoic acid

1960


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retinoic acid

noun ret·i·no·ic acid \ ˌret-ᵊn-ˌō-ik- \

medical Definition of retinoic acid

: either of two isomers of an acid C20H28O2 derived from vitamin A and used especially in the treatment of acne:
a or all-trans-retinoic acid : tretinoin
b or 13-cis-retinoic acid : isotretinoin

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