retinoic acid

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

Definition of retinoic acid

  1. :  either of two isomers of an acid C20H28O2 derived from vitamin A and used in the treatment of acne:a :  tretinoinb :  isotretinoin

First Known Use of retinoic acid

1960


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retinoic acid

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

Medical Definition of retinoic acid

  1. :  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 :  tretinoinb or 13–cis–retinoic acid :  isotretinoin


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