senecic acid

se·​ne·​cic acid | \ sə̇ˈnēsik- \

Definition of senecic acid

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

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History and Etymology for senecic acid

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

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“Senecic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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