senecioic acid

noun se·ne·ci·o·ic acid

Definition of senecioic acid

  1. :  a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid (CH3)2C=CHCOOH found especially in rhizomes of various plants of the genus Ligularia but usually made from isovaleric acid by bromination and treatment with base; β-methyl-crotonic acid or β, β-dimethyl-acrylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of senecioic acid

New Latin Senecio + English -ic


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