Definition of tariric acid
: a crystalline acetylenic fatty acid CH3(CH2)10C≡C(CH2)4COOH that is isomeric with linoleic acid and occurs as a glyceride in the oil of the seeds of several plants of the genus Picramnia
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Origin and Etymology of tariric acid
International Scientific Vocabulary tariri- (from New Latin Tariri, from American Spanish tariri, a plant of the genus Picramnia, of American Indian origin) + -ic
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