syringic acid

sy·​rin·​gic acid | \ sə̇ˈrinjik- \

Definition of syringic acid

: a crystalline phenolic acid HO(CH3O)2C6H2COOH obtained by decomposition especially of syringin and prepared by acid hydrolysis of the trimethyl ether of gallic acid

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History and Etymology for syringic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary syringin + -ic

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“Syringic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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