terebic acid

noun
te·​rebic acid | \ təˈrebik-, -rēbik- \

Definition of terebic acid

: a crystalline lactonic acid C7H10O4 obtained especially by the oxidation of turpentine oil; dimethyl-paraconic acid

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History and Etymology for terebic acid

Latin terebinthus terebinth + English -ic

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“Terebic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terebic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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