ursolic acid

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

Definition of ursolic acid

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

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History and Etymology for ursolic acid

(uva-)ursi + -ol + -ic

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“Ursolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ursolic%20acid. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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