ursolic acid

noun ur·solic acid \¦ər¦sä|lik-, -sō|\

Definition of ursolic acid

  1. :  a crystalline triterpenoid acid C30H48O3 found in various especially ericaceous plants (as the bearberry)

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Origin and Etymology of ursolic acid

1uva-ursi + -ol + -ic

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