traumatic acid

noun

Definition of traumatic acid

: a crystalline unsaturated dicarboxylic acid HOOC(CH2)8CH=CHCOOH that is obtained especially from the pods of green beans or by synthesis and that promotes healing of plant wounds; 2-dodec-ene-dioic acid — see wound hormone

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“Traumatic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traumatic%20acid. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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