stipitatic acid

stip·​i·​tat·​ic acid | \ ¦stipə¦tatik- \

Definition of stipitatic acid

: a cream-colored solid acid (HO)2C7H3OCOOH related to tropolone and formed from sugar as a metabolic product of a mold (Penicillium stipitatum); 3,6-dihydroxy-4-oxo-cyclo-hepta-triene-carboxylic acid

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History and Etymology for stipitatic acid

stipitatic from New Latin stipitatum (specific epithet of Penicillium stipitatum) (neuter of stipitatus stipitate) + English -ic

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“Stipitatic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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