terpenylic acid

noun
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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