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

b : isotretinoin

First Known Use of retinoic acid

1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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