thujaplicin

noun thu·ja·pli·cin \ -ˈplīsᵊn \

Definition of thujaplicin

plural -s
:any of three isomeric crystalline compounds C3H7C7H5O2 that are obtained especially from the heartwood of the western red cedar and possess the fungicidal properties that preserve this wood against decay : isopropyl-tropolone

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Origin and Etymology of thujaplicin

New Latin Thuja plicata species of red cedar + English -in


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