tubaic acid

noun tu·ba·ic acid \tüˈbāik-\

Definition of tubaic acid

  1. :  a crystalline phenolic acid C3H5C8H5O(OH)COOH derived from coumaran and formed from rotenone by cleavage with strong alkali

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Origin and Etymology of tubaic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary 3tuba + -ic


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