senecic acid

noun se·ne·cic acid \sə̇ˈnēsik-\

Definition of senecic acid

  1. :  an unsaturated hydroxy dicarboxylic acid HOC8H13(COOH)2 that occurs combined in alkaloids of plants of the genus Senecio

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Origin and Etymology of senecic acid

senecic from senec- from New Latin Senecio) + English -ic


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