thapsic acid

noun
thap·sic acid | \ˈthapsik-\

Definition of thapsic acid 

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid HOOC(CH2)14COOH found in the roots of the deadly carrot and the wax of a juniper (Juniperus sabina); hexadecane-dioic acid

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History and Etymology for thapsic acid

New Latin Thapsia (genus name of the deadly carrot Thapsia garganica) + English -ic

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