thapsic acid

noun thap·sic acid \ˈthapsik-\

Definition of thapsic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of thapsic acid

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


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