terpenylic acid

ter·​pe·​nyl·​ic acid | \ ¦tərpə¦nilik- \

Definition of terpenylic acid

: a crystalline lactonic acid C8H12O4 obtained especially by the oxidation of turpentine (see turpentine sense 2)

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History and Etymology for terpenylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary terpene + -yl + -ic

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“Terpenylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terpenylic%20acid. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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