senecioic acid

se·​ne·​ci·​o·​ic acid

Definition of senecioic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for senecioic acid

New Latin Senecio + English -ic

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“Senecioic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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